Lockesburg’s Legacy Academy hosted an intense night of basketball Thursday night for three home games against Garrett Memorial Christian School of Hope. The night started off as a challenge for the home JV boys team with three of Legacy’s starters out of the game for the night.
The game was a tense back and forth all night, tied up 16-16 at half-time. The low scoring game was a credit to the defense on both teams. Hope’s #5 Tanner was the high scorer for the Saints bringing in 14 points, while Ethan Gallagher scored 15 for the Lockesburg team. Gallagher led the team in assist while Henry Evans led the team in rebounds. The Warriors won the game 29-25 bringing their record to 14-1 for the season.
The Lady Warriors lost a difficult game against the Lady Saints with a final score of 36-16. Mikayla of the visiting team scored 16 of the team’s 36 points, while Grace Tucker was the high scorer for the home team with 6 points. Tucker led the team in assist, while Trinity Cox led the Lady Warriors in rebounds. The loss brought the Lockesburg’s record in only their second season to 7 wins and 5 losses.
This is Legacy’s first year to field a senior varsity team and with only two senior varsity players, it is primarily made up on JV players who play up in a second game on game night. The Warriors faced an older and more seasoned team in the Saints and suffered a defeat at home as a result. The home team led the game at the end of the 1st quarter 15-10 but the visiting team never surrendered the lead after taking it in the second quarter.
The Saint’s were led by Jordan Keener with 17 points and Ty Watkins with 14. Freshman Ethan Gallagher led Lockesburg’s home team with 17 points. Gallagher also led the team in assists, while Joseph Hossenlopp led the team in rebounds. The final score was 61-40. The Warriors senior boys have a 7-4 record for the season.