The Panther Press

North Lamar with a Much-Needed Win Against Liberty Eylau

Boys BasketballGreg Higgins
Jake Stewart getting ready to block out an opponent earlier this year.

Jake Stewart getting ready to block out an opponent earlier this year.

The North Lamar Panthers played one of their best games of the season Tuesday night at home against Liberty Eylau. The Panther put together four strong quarters on their way to a 62-41 victory.

It was a game that was dominated down low as well. North Lamar’s big men, led by Jake Stewart and Grant Erickson, took over the paint. Stewart almost had a double-double as he finished with eight points but pulled down 16 rebounds. He also had five blocked shots.

The other big man, Erickson, did his part down low as well. Erickson passed the ball with efficiency, blocked out and paved the way for North Lamar to get to the basket.

From the opening tip, North Lamar did what they needed to do to win the ball game. As a team they had five blocked shots and knocked down six from behind the three point line.

North Lamar moves to 1-3 in district play and will begin a three-game road trip in Pittsburg Friday night.

North Lamar     14      14     18     16     62

Liberty Eylau   10       7       9     15     41

Versache Buchanan - 21 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block
Levi Porter - 14 points, 9 rebounds
Menderiz Gray - 10 points, 5 rebounds
Jake Stewart - 8 points, 16 rebounds, 5 blocks
Grant Erickson - 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks
Tyler Hill - 4 points
Dakota Grissom - 2 rebounds