Gators recognized as overachievers

Lakeview High School basketball advanced to the state semi-finals. On front row from left are Michael Shields, Javonte Howard, Timothy Washington Jr. Alonzo Driver and Treston Carter. On middle row are Tevin Hickman, Nate Braden, Chris Washington Jr. Cameron Holden, Dillon Pikes, Udonis Jones, Cliff Jones Jr. and Mykell Slaughter. On back row are Erin Brown, Aldon Beavers, Malik Metoyer, Brian Williams, Dewaskie Fuller, Tommy Norman and Ally Hill.

By Carolyn Roy,

The Lakeview Basketball Team was recognized at the Natchitoches Parish School Board meeting Tuesday. Head coach Brian Williams said his team went to the Top 28 Tournament for only the fifth time in the school’s history and lost in the semi-final game. They ended the season with a 26-10 record. Williams said the main word he would use to describe the team would be overachievers. “Every year they continue to amaze me with how competitive they are. Some people counted us out this year but they were wrong.” He credited seniors Nate Braden and Ty Washington with being the team leaders. “They were leaders everywhere. Not only on the court but they motivated the team in their class work and discipline.” Williams will start his seventh season at Lakeview and his assistant coaches are Dewaskie Fuller and Milik Metoyer, a former Northwestern State player.