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Louisa Lions dominate season opener

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Mark Carter jumps for a slam dunk during the Lions’ season opener against Patrick Henry.

The Louisa Lions’ boys’ basketball team tipped off their season in style with a decisive 69-29 victory over the Patrick Henry Patriots in The Den on Nov. 30.

Both teams spent the first few minutes of the game trying to find their footing, but a surge by the Lions over the final four minutes of the opening period gave them a 18-7 lead. The Lions continued to dominate on offense in the second period, outscoring the Patriots 23-9 to take a 41-16 halftime lead.

Louisa’s offense didn’t let up in the second half, putting up 28 points while holding the Patriots to 13 for a final score of 69-29.

“The guys played hard tonight,” Lions’ head coach Robert Shelton said. “We made some mistakes and have to clean some stuff up in practice, but I’m proud of the effort.”

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Dec. 6, 2018 issue.

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