The LSE boys seventh grade basketball team improved to 4-4 on the season by beating the California Pintos Thursday night in California 54-50.
As for the LSE girls seventh grade basketball team, they fell against California 53-7.
Although the Pirates wound up winning by four, the first quarter was a disaster as California held a 17-7 advantage. However the rest of the game belonged to LSE as the Pirates rallied back with a 9-3 scoring edge in the second to cut the lead to four at 20-16. Then, after holding a 18-16 advantage in the third period to trim the lead to two at 36-34, LSE came back and outscored California again in the final period 20-14 to win the game by four.
“I am really proud of our kids tonignt,” Walk said. “They came out ready to play. Down the stretch when the game got close our kids really played well and knocked down some shots. We beat a really good team tonight. We are getting better each week.”
Dakota Troost led three players in double figures for LSE with 15 points along with seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Will Stock had 14 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three assists while Andrew Rhorer added 10 points, three rebounds and two assists, Bentley Turner six points, four assists and two steals, Lawson Edwards four points and 12 rebounds, Dakota Williams and Bryce Drew each with two points and Blake Griffin with one point and 13 rebounds.
As for the LSE girls, Cassidy Bishop had four points, one rebound and one steal in the loss against California.
Amera Wright finished the game with two points and two rebounds while Emily Baker added one point and two rebounds, Yasmine Green with one rebound and one steal, Emma Wells one rebound and one assist, Hannah Strawhun one rebound and one block and Brenna Hubbard with one rebound.
Trimble had the game high for California with 17 points while Bailey chipped in 16.