Brady Roberts – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last Saturday the LRHS boys’ varsity basketball team took on the Booker Tornados in the final away game of the regular season.
This was a big game for both teams since LRHS is the best team in Manatee County and Booker is the best team in Sarasota County.
Both teams fought hard, but Booker won 68-60
LRHS head varsity basketball Jeremy Schiller commented on the Booker game, “I think it was great basketball for both teams to have an opportunity to play in a game of that level. I was proud of how both teams played.”
LRHS junior Keon Buckley said, “It was a tough loss for our team. I was proud of how we fought during the game, we just came up a little short.”
Buckley also mentioned how the team must learn from this experience to help them later in the postseason.
This puts the Mustangs overall record to 16-6 and 10-0 against district opponents.
The next game for the Mustangs will be this Thursday, Feb. 7 against the Bayshore Bruins. This will be senior night for LRHS.
LRHS senior Joshua Young commented on the upcoming game, “Senior Night will be an emotional time for me. It means my time playing for LRHS is coming to a close, but it is also a time to reflect and enjoy on my past 2 years playing here.”
Schiller agreed with Young, “Senior Night is always one of the hardest and most fun days. It’s hard because you’re taking the time to appreciate everything the seniors have accomplished, but at the same time there is going to be a lot of season left to be played.”
Schiller also stressed that it is a time to thank the seniors for everything they have done for the school.
Bayshore has an overall record of 13-9.