Noah Carlson takes aim during a penalty shot early in the third quarter. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Lakers topple Notre Dame Cougars at home

The H.J. Cody senior boys Lakers won against the Notre Dame Cougars, Dec. 3

What started out as an evenly paced and match game between the H.J. Cody Lakers and the Notre Dame Cougars quickly turned into another overwhelming win for the Lakers.

Early in the game it was clear both the Lakers and the Cougars were evenly matched. In the first period the two teams matched each other, nearly shot for shot.

As the minutes of the first quarter ticked away, the Lakers managed to squeak ahead, With a score of 22-18.

It was in the second quarter of the game, where anything was truly possible.

The visiting Cougars upped their game in the second quarter and out scored the Lakers, showing they weren’t going to let the home team walk all over them.

By the time the buzzer rang signalling half-time, the Lakers and Cougars were tied at 41 points each.

The short break at half-time was what the doctor ordered, as the Lakers hit the court running, and didn’t look back.

On the offence, the Lakers played fast and hard. They pushed their way through the Cougars defence again and again in the third quarter and picked up 33 points.

While maintaining control of the ball for much of the third quarters, the Lakers didn’t leave much room for the Cougars to score.

The Cougars did find a few holes in the Lakers defence, and took the ball home a total of seven times in the third, for an additional 13 points to their score.

With one quarter, and only 10 minutes, left to play, the Cougars still had a chance to make up the nearly 20 point difference between the teams.

The Lakers kept up their fast pace on the offence, but were a little more careful on the defence in the final quarter of the game.

Knowing the game could still go in either direction, the Lakers tightened up their defence and only allowed six points against them in the final quarter.

Meanwhile, the Lakers grabbed another 18 by the time the final buzzer sounded, leaving them with another win, 92-60.

With 28 points accredited to him, Logan Roberts once again lead the Laker in points-scored.

The Lakers have once last game before the Christmas break. The team will take on Stettler on Dec. 20, with the tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m.

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Braden Johnson leaps up for a two-point shot from under the net during the third quarter of the Dec. 3 game.

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