Lausanne Boys Basketball Off To Fast Start Behind Solid Team Play
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Lausanne Boys Basketball Off To Fast Start Behind Solid Team Play

The Lausanne Lynx boys' basketball team heads into Winter Break having opened the season with a good start. 

Despite a tougher schedule than years past and eight players out to start the season due to football playoffs, the Lynx head into Winter Break with a 7-2 record after a 63-54 victory over the Memphis Nighthawks on Thursday night. 

Head coach Marvis Davis is pleased with the fast start. 

"We are playing a lot tougher. Having eight guys out, some are understandably rusty but we are playing hard," Davis said. 

Davis said solid all-around play from the team as a whole has contributed to the success and added the play of Alden Applewhite '21, Schyler Forest '19, Bo Montgomery '20 and Johnathan DeJurnett '20 has also been key. 

Forest entered the game against the Nighthawks needing just 14 points to reach 1,000 points in his career at Lausanne. He joined James Babb '17, who was in attendance Thursday night, as the two most recent Lynx to achieve that impressive feat. 

DeJurnett is also raising eyebrows, averaging a double-double (points and rebounds) nine games into the season. 

The holiday season does not mean a break for the team. They will play in the Bartlett Showcase on December 15 before heading to Centralia, IL to participate in the Centralia Holiday Basketball Tournament. The Centralia Holiday Basketball Tournament, first held in 1942, is a three-day tournament featuring teams throughout the nation and attracting over 6,000 spectators each year. 16 teams are invited to play in the tournament, the oldest running high school tournament in the country, each year. 

"I see a bright future and the goals are set high for the team this year," Davis said. "It is up to us now to go out, execute and achieve them."

Click here to see the photo album of the game against the Nighthawks.

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