Winning weekend for LPHS basketball at Manhattan Tournament
Varsity girls and boys face Gardiner & White Sulphur Springs this week
Lone Peak High School (LPHS) basketball teams traveled to Manhattan for a tournament over the weekend after the tough start to the season last week. Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams walked away with their first wins of the season in the twelve-team tourney.
The boys started off the year with two big home losses against Manhattan Christian and Shields Valley earlier in December. Max Romney put up 29 points in those two games; he was the main offensive threat for the varsity team.
Going into the tournament 0-2, the boys first faced Whitehall on Friday, Dec. 10. The Bighorns won 45-36. Gus Hammond, Ben Saad, and Max Romney all contributed double digit points. Against Gardiner on Saturday, Dec. 11, the boys put together another winning performance to go 2-2 on the season. The game finished 42-37. Aidan Germain had a big impact off the bench with two crucial three-pointers to push the Bighorns to a win.
Hannahs team will hop on the bus for a two-hour ride on Friday, Dec. 17, for a 4 p.m. district match against Gardiner. On Saturday, they will head two hours north in the opposite direction to play against White Sulphur Springs at 5:30 p.m.
After their two opening losses against Manhattan Christian and Shields Valley, the girls came out strong in their first game at the Manhattan Tip Off Tournament against White Hall. They won the game 44-36 after building up a lead early.
On Saturday, the girls played an exciting game against Gardiner. According to athletic director John Hannahs in his Weekly Activities Report, the Bighorns and Bruins went back and forth throughout the game and eventually forced overtime. Unfortunately, the Bighorns lost in a tight ending. Their record now sits at 1-3.
The girls will get a chance to replay Gardiner away this Friday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m. They will also hop on the bus with the boys on Saturday and head two hours north to White Sulphur Springs. Their game is scheduled for 7 p.m.