Boys take win streak into basketball playoffs

Brady Roberts – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last Saturday, the LRHS Boys’ Varsity Basketball team defeated the Riverview High School Rams 61-47.

This was a big win against a talented team for LRHS and marks the end of the regular season.

LRHS head varsity basketball coach Jeremy Schiller commented on the Riverview game, “I was really proud of our guys for stepping up in the face of adversity. Not only for facing a talented team, but also because we had a starter out with the flu.”

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Junior Luke Lecroy helps lead Mustangs to victory.

Schiller also mentioned how everyone stepped up and played at the highest level, which made it feel like a playoff game.

LRHS finished with an overall record of 18-6,  10-0 in the district.

“I have really enjoyed our regular season,” said LRHS junior Keon Buckley. “We put in a lot of hard work to consistently grow as individuals and a team every single day, and now that we are in the playoffs, we are focusing our sights on a state championship.”

The next game for the Mustangs will be the district semifinals this Wednesday, Feb. 13. The game will be against Venice High School.

For the playoffs, Schiller said “I’m excited to go on the journey one game at a time.”

Schiller stressed how focused the team is on taking care of business and rising to the occasion every game.

LRHS is 2-0 against both teams and will be looking to win again in the playoffs.

LRHS junior Luke Lecroy commented on his first playoff game, “It is going to be a super exciting time for me. Our crowd provides a ton of energy which is always helpful in big games.”

Lecroy also wanted to mention how the team can’t let past wins distract them from the upcoming game.

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