Colin Vedros| Exclusive to the Times
BOYS: 7-0 HC: Brian Williams
GIRLS: 6-0 HC: Dewaskie Fuller
Lakeview boys and girls basketball is underway in Campti, and with a refreshed start for the Gators, this season proves to be an interesting one. There seems to be a big spark in the air for LHS, as both boys and girls basketball teams remain undefeated.
After last season’s quarterfinal loss to Avoyelles Public Charter in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Class 2A state tournament, the Lady Gators look to achieve for a new height in their 2021-22 season. The Lady Gators’ 61-25 win over Minden Nov. 27 is just a small foreshadow of the wins Lakeview girls basketball have had so far this season.
Lakeview girls basketball found a way to neutralize Minden’s offensive powers, especially with Timberlyn Washington’s steal in the first quarter to fuel the fire for Lakeview. Jameisha Fisher’s precision on three-point shots, followed by Janaiya Fisher’s swift fast-breaks, put a dominant hold on teams in the early stages of the season.
LHS earned 62 points, 35 rebounds, 11 assists, 23 steals and one block against Minden’s 25 points, 21 rebounds, five assists, four steals and one block. In each game so far this season, LHS girls basketball blew every team out of the water, the largest being 54-10 against Doyline.
Their next game will be against Atlanta High Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. On the boys side, the Gators aim to keep their win streak alive after defeating Minden 64-43 Nov. 27. The Gators won in all five games in the Lakeside tournament, beating out Arcadia 87-58, Minden 61-47, Magnolia School of Excellence 74-20, Summerfield 85-38 and Southwood 63-58.
Led by head coach Brian Williams, Lakeview boys basketball looks to reverse their fortunes from the 2020-21 season and return as a state champion in the 2021-22 season.