The LSE boys eighth grade basketball team played one of its best games of the year while beating the Versailles Tigers Monday night at home 42-22.
As for the LSE boys seventh grade basketball team, they fell against Versailles 54-38.
The eighth grade team, improving to 6-5 on the season, outscored Versailles in all four quarters and led 12-9 after one, 19-12 at the half and 32-16 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Pirates held a 10-6 advantage to win the game by 20.
LSE coach Doug Austin said the team played one of their best games of the year. “They really played great defense, only allowing 22 points for the game,” Austin said. “I thought they moved the ball well on offense finding the open shot. Cameron Poulsen lit it up tonight with four three-pointers, totaling 18 points to lead all scorers. Jordan Fishburn also had a big game with 10 points and five rebounds. Caidyn Hazel was also a big factor tonight, hitting two three-pointers and having eight total points as well as five rebounds.”
Cameron Poulsen led all scorers for LSE with 18 points along with three steals, two rebounds and two assists.
Jordan Fishburn finished the game with 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists while Caidyn Hazel added eight points, five rebounds, two steals and two assists, Tyson Ellison and Connor Rhorer each with two points and two rebounds, Connor Acton with two points and one rebound, Ethan Watson with two rebounds and one assist, Garrett Hundley with two assists, Shane Chamberlain with two rebounds and Edrissa Bah Lamb, Blake Richardson and Landon Drew each with one rebound.
LSE also finished the game shooting 44 percent from the field and 50 percent from the foul line.
Howard had the team high for Versailles with nine points.
For the LSE boys seventh grade team, they had an uphill battle against Versailles while trailing 12-5 after one, 28-15 at the half and 41-28 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Versailles outscored LSE 13-9 to win the game by 16.
LSE coach Curtis Walk said the boys were outsized by Versailles. “They had two really good players,” Walk said. “We kept battling. We got it to within eight late but couldn’t hit shots down the stretch.”
Dakota Troost had 15 points, three rebounds and three steals to lead the Pirates.
Will Stock finished the game with eight points, four rebounds and three steals while Bryce Drew added eight points, Bentley Turner four points and three assists, Lawson Edwards two points and six rebounds, Jaeshua Barber with one point and Blake Griffin with eight rebounds.