Updated: Feb 11, 2022
This past week of Lancer Sports started off on cake auction night, with a big crowd in attendance to watch the girl’s and boy’s basketball teams host Clinton in the Pit. The Lady Lancers kicked off the night against Clinton with a big-time lead that only grew as the game progressed, and resulted in a final score of 76-23. Kayla Fountain led the lancers with 20 points and four steals to add to the big win.
The boy’s team capped off the big night of festivities with a battle against a relentless Clinton team. The Lancers took an early lead, but early on in the second half, the River Kings came back to tie the game. In the end, the Lancers finished off the win 68-59. A few stellar performances led the lancers to success, with Kavon Phillips leading the way with 23 points and eight rebounds.
The boy’s wrestling team had a big Saturday morning meet as they traveled to Muscatine for the MAC championships. The Lancers have long been top dogs in the MAC when it comes to wrestling, but on Saturday the team fell just short of a title. The Bettendorf Bulldogs secured the title, with the lancers finishing as MAC runner ups. There were plenty of outstanding individual performances to be had, and three wrestlers claimed the title of MAC champion. Seth Madden, Peyton Westlin, and Trace Gephart secured individual titles, respectively. Ayden Golden, AJ Petersen, and David Borchers all finished as runner ups. The wrestlers look ahead to districts, hoping to punch a ticket to the state tournament. As a team, they will look forward to competing to be one of eight teams competing in the duals tournament in Des Moines.
On Tuesday night, the girl’s basketball team hosted Davenport Central in the Pit. The Lancers trailed at halftime, but found a way to bounce back with a big-time performance in the third quarter. This helped secure the Lancers victory with a final score of 52-46. Kayla Fountain had a double-double with 23 points and ten boards to top off her stellar individual effort in the win. The girls will be at Assumption on Friday night for a huge rematch of a MAC rival.
The boy’s team traveled to Davenport Central on Tuesday night for a very close conference matchup. The Lancers clung to a tight lead for most of the contest and despite Central’s best efforts, the Lancers held on to win the game 46-42. Oliver Hughes had quite the performance on Tuesday night as he finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, as well as five steals to add on to the Lancer’s win. The boys will host the Assumption Knights in the Pit on Friday with the hopes of avenging a loss earlier this year.