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Lausanne Hosts Day Of Hoops As Part Of Cam Payne MLK Classic

The Lausanne campus was home to a full day of basketball as the Lynx hosted their annual Cam Payne MLK Classic on Monday. 

In its 10th Year, the event hosts some of the top teams in the area.  

“We were honored to have a spectacular lineup with some of the top teams and prep players in the area squaring off,” said Marvis Davis, Lausanne’s head basketball coach and Associate Athletic Director of College Compliance and Leadership. “Honoring the legacy of Dr. King and including alum Cameron Payne make this a special event for our school.”

Kicking off the action for the day, the Lausanne Lynx girls' basketball team squared off against MHEA, with the Lynx falling to the Eagles by a score of 33-20. The Lynx were led in scoring by Deja Dunbar '25 with 8. Maddy Elliott '25 had 7 and Kyndal Jones '27 with 5. 

Closing out the day, the Lausanne boys took to the court against White Station before a packed gym. Trailing for most of the first half, Lausanne used a strong third quarter to take the lead and never gave it back. The Lynx defeated the Spartans 53-48 and were led in scoring by Jamarcus Powell '23 and Seth Grandberry '23, who each had 14 points apiece.

“It’s a great win for us,” Davis said. “I was proud of the effort and how the boys fought back after some questionable calls and the energy being off a bit. For us to come back and play as hard as we did, I am very appreciative. If we play up and down and we are in transition, I feel like we are one of the best teams in the state.”

The Lynx won’t have much time to rest, with both the girls and boys traveling to ECS Tuesday (1/17) for a matchup against the Eagles. The girls' game tips off at 5:30 p.m. with the boys' game following at 7:30 p.m. 

Scoring for Lausanne 

  • GIRLS: Deja Dunbar (8), Maddy Elliott (7), Kyndal Jones (5)
  • BOYS: Seth Grandberry (14), Tyler Wilson (10), Tre Davis (9), Jamarcus Powell (14), Daniel Towles (2), Carson Boyle (4)

In other action from the Cam Payne MLK Classic at Lausanne: 

  • MUS defeated Central 52-51 in OT
  • Jonesboro defeated FACS 59-45 
  • Briarcrest defeated Cordova 76-65 
  • CBHS defeated East 62-57
Posted by Shayne Dotson at 09:44