Boys continue tourney run

Konur Oyman, Staff Writer

After holding their opponent to 0 points in the fourth quarter, the boys’ varsity basketball team edged past Lafayette to a 42-35 victory.

The Cats continued their Bronson Tournament run as they faced the Lafayette Hornets in their second neutral match of the competition.  After going back and forth in a close game, it was the Wildcats’ defense in the fourth quarter that moved them into the lead, holding Lafayette scoreless and scoring 7 in return.

The Wildcats where lead by senior forward Justin Laneuville who recorded a near double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds as well as recording a steal.  Another contributor was junior forward/center Sam Lack who also had a near double double, scoring 8 points and grabbing nine rebounds.  According to Laneuville, West Shore’s lock-down defense won them the game.

“I think the reason why we where so successful against Lafayette was because of our defense.  There was only one really good player on the other team, and once we locked him down we just went to town,” Laneuville said.

The boys improved their tournament record to 2-0.  The Wildcats went on to face Chiefland on Dec. 29 in their third and final neutral game of the tournament.