Luke Marshall leaps to shoot above the heads of his opponents from Rimbey, Nov. 28. The Lakers won their first game of the season, 82-46.

Sylvan Lake Lakers start the basketball season off on the right foot

The H.J. Cody Lakers won in the home opener against the Rimbey Spartans

The senior boys basketball team at H.J. Cody is off to a great start this season.

The team played their home opener on Nov. 28 against the Rimbey Spartans and won, 82-46.

The Lakers came out of the gate ready and raring to go, and scored a total of 28 points in the first quarter.

The home team maintained control of the ball for the majority of the the quarter, and only gave up eight point in the first 10 minutes of play.

Noah Carlson was the first Laker to make it on the board. He then went on to score 14 points for the Lakers over the duration of the game, including at least one slam dunk that got the crowd on their feet.

Before half-time, the Lakers picked up another 23 points. Meanwhile the Spartans made it through the Lakers’ defence seven times for a grand total of 13 point in the second quarter.

With half a game yet to play, the Lakers lead with a score of 51-21.

The third quarter was very similar to the first for the Lakers, right down to Carlson starting things off with two points.

In the third quarter the Lakers took the rock to the net for a total of 21 point. The team also upped their efforts on defence, and kept the Spartan at eight points.

With one quarter left on the clock the Lakers had a 43-point lead, 72-29.

The Lakers slowed down quite a bit in the final quarter of the game, both offensively and defensively.

The final 10 minutes of play saw the Lakers pick up only 10 points, for a final score of 82 points.

Meanwhile, the Spartans took advantage of the the Lakers slow-down.

the final quarter the visiting Spartans played their most aggressive quarter yet and grabbed another 17 points.

However, that wasn’t enough to make up the difference and the Lakers won by 36 points with a final score of 82-26.

No. 7 for the Lakers Logan Roberts was the lead scorer of the game. He scored a total of 15 points for the Lakers, nine points at three points apiece.

Closely following Roberts was Carlson who gave the Lakers 14 points during the game.

The Lakers are back at home on Dec. 4, following the team’s home tournament.

The home team will take on the Notre Dame Cougars on Dec. 4, with tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m.

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Logan Roberts goes into a layup late into the third quater of the H.J. Cody Lakers’ home opener on Nov. 28. The Lakers played the Rimbey Spartans in the home opener. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Jeremy Burns drives around the Spartans on his way to the net early in the third quarter.

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