The Lausanne Lynx are bringing home their third gold ball in boy's basketball after a 54-44 victory over First Assembly Christian School (FACS) in the state championship game in Nashville.
The game, a rematch of the regional finals that FACS won on a half-court shot, looked to be headed for another nailbiter of a finish after the Crusaders took a two-point lead into the locker room.
But the third quarter was all Lausanne. The Lynx outscored the Crusaders 19-7 and took a 36-26 lead into the final quarter en route to the victory.
Lausanne was led in scoring by Johnathan DeJurnett '20, who had 16 points on 7/10 shooting.
Moussa Cisse '21 captured the MVP honors with a 15 point, 10 rebound and 9 block game. Six of those blocks came in the first half, a mindset Cisse said he had coming into the game.
"I came into the game knowing I was going to play hard and try and block everything.," Cisse said.
For head coach Marvis Davis, it was the completion of a goal that he sets at the beginning of every year.
"I've been at Lausanne five years and this is always the goal. This is what we work so hard for," Davis said.
Having made the trip to Nashville four of the last five years, it is hard to imagine the Lynx not enjoying this same moment a year from now.
But for now, the Lausanne basketball team will enjoy the trip back to Memphis with one more thing on the bus than they came to the Music City with. Another gold ball for the trophy case.
Click here to see stats from the game.
Click here to see the Facebook album from the championship game.
DII-A Boys All-Tournament Team: