Eagles Loss Forces Scramble in District Play


Nate Martinez

Lake Ridge tries to comeback against Midlothian.

Nate Martinez, ENN Staff

The Eagles Boys Basketball team lost to the Midlothian Panthers Friday night 58-48. The Eagles now currently sit in a three way tie for third place with Midlothian and Lancaster, all currently holding a district record of 5-6.

A rough start by the Eagles in the first quarter led to an early deficit of 7 at the end of the quarter. 

Kyron Smith, junior forward, felt the early shooting percentages as a key factor to the early struggle.

“At the beginning of the game our shots weren’t falling and we fell early to Midlothian but we kept fighting and didn’t let the score effect our effort,” Smith said.

Going into halftime the Eagles trailed by eight.

Sebastian Karwoski, senior center, encouraged the team despite the first half troubles.

“I didn’t care about the score, we had another half of basketball to play. We couldn’t dwell on the past, we had to focus in on getting the win,” Karwoski said. 

Despite the loss, Koii Williams, senior forward, still believes the Eagles will finish their season strong. 

“The loss was tough but we’ve got to learn from the loss and be ready to win the next game. This is my senior year and I want to make it memorable with my brothers, and were preparing for these last three games and for playoffs,” Williams said. 

The Eagles will host the Legacy Broncos Tuesday at home in a must win district game.