by coach Nick Danielson

We started the season off strong with two wins against Redwood Valley and Montevideo, but then really struggled to find any consistency and at times, had a hard time scoring the basketball over the next month.  At the midpoint of our season, we were just below .500, but we finished the season strong, going 9-3 in our last 12 games to finish 16-10 overall.

We had two overtime games this year, winning one and losing one.  We also had some very exciting games; Owen Meulebroeck made two free-throws with 0.1 seconds left on the clock in a tie game to win against WCA and, a few weeks later against WCA again, we came back from 20 points down to win by three.  Then, the next game we beat Melrose by two in triple overtime (53-51), which was personally, one of the craziest games I have ever been a part of.

Coach Traphagen really has the guys believing in the system we are running and does a great job motivating them.  

The future looks bright for Laker boys basketball!

•  Members of the B-squad team were juniors Carter Meyer, Zach Gugisberg, Ian Mills, Chase Wacker, Owen Meulebroeck, Kaiden Harvey and Connor Frey; and sophomores Tristan O’Neil, Drew Bleick, Carter Huckle, Connor Erickson, Luke Danielson, Mason Danielson, Riley Week, Alan Svec, Ike Spychalla and Oliver VanDerHagen, while members of the C-squad team were freshmen Caleb Kath, Cale Johnsrud, Ben Toohey, Marshal Kopp, Tydan Stewart, Kaleb Allen, Gage Zenk, Caden Christensen, Braeden Ahren, Gavin Flaten and Preston Wilson.