Lansing JV boys cruise against Turner
O’Donnell, Beall, Johnson ignite offense in rout
The Lansing High junior varsity boys basketball team wasted no time putting away Turner on Friday night at LHS.
The Lions exploded to a 10-2 lead and never looked back in a 53-37 victory.
Sophomores Cody Rush and Ryan Delich knocked down early baskets, junior Bobby Hauver scored on back-to-back layups and freshman Brian Beall scored on a put-back to give LHS its 10-2 lead with 4:20 left in the first quarter. Turner briefly halted Lansing's run with a three-pointer, but then the Lions amped up the intensity with their stifling full-court press. They forced three straight turnovers that led to three straight layups by freshman Richie O'Donnell. Junior Elias Moya scored back-to-back buckets and Rush converted a put-back to close the first quarter. By then the Lions already owned a 22-9 lead.
Beall opened the second quarter by swishing a 17-footer. Then Junior Will Johnson connected on a pair of three-pointers. The Lions continued to utilize heavy defensive pressure to force turnovers, and those turnovers led to more baskets. By halftime their lead was 40-16.
Turner scored 14 straight points in the third quarter to claw back into the game, but the Lions settled down and kept the Bears at bay in the fourth quarter.
O'Donnell led LHS with 13 points, followed by Beall with nine, Johnson eight and Bucky Zimmerman six. Hauver, Moya, Delich and Rush scored four apiece and P.J. Sigle chipped in one.
The Lansing JV boys (4-1) next play Jan. 26 at Bonner Springs.