Challenging takedown of Mansfield propels Lakeview to 10-0; No. 1 in 2A

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Lakeview girls basketball, led by head coach Dewaskie Fuller, engaged in a prayer before the start of Lakeview vs Mansfield on Dec. 10. Photo and graphic courtesy Lakeview Athletics

Colin Vedros | Exclusive to the Times

Another week, another victory, CHOMP! After a sweep in the Red River tournament Dec. 3-4, Lakeview girls’ innate ability to score buckets and provide defense has sprouted their victories in big and small fashion.

This article published in the Dec. 16, 2021, print edition

This season has seen seven tournament games and three scheduled games. Lakeview girls basketball tops Amite in the latest Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Class 2A State Power Rankings, and for this dominant team with the spotlight on this outstanding freshman class, the excited Lakeview crowd’s fire will keep burning another week.

The Lady Gators took down Class 3A No. 1 Mansfield in a hard-fought 48-40 battle in Campti, which handed the Lady Wolverines their first loss of the young season.

Lakeview ended with 48 points, 35 rebounds, four assists, nine steals and five blocks.

The Lady Wolverines were left with 40 points, 40 rebounds, four assists, nine steals and two blocks.

The dynamic shift is becoming a long-lasting positive move for the entire Lakeview community; boys reaching No. 7 and girls at No. 1 in Class 2A rankings on their respective sides. With district play slowly creeping around the corner in January, the ceiling for both programs hasn’t been reached.

Lakeview girls tip off against Airline Monday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. in Campti.