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Lakeville North defeats Eastview in South Suburban showdown

By Blaze Fugina, SportsEngine, 02/08/22, 5:30PM CST


The Panthers' 10-0 run in the first half proved decisive.

Panther guard Jack Robison (11) dropped 24 points Tuesday night to help Lakeville North beat visiting Eastview, 78-69. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

Winning can be a great reinforcement when playing a team sport like basketball.

Lakeville North had an uncharacteristic stretch where it lost three of its most recent five games as it headed into Tuesday's matchup with Eastview. But when you play in a deep league like the South Suburban Conference, challenging games fill the schedule.

Lakeville North (13-5, 8-3) found an answer when it used a late first-half run to propel itself to a 78-69 win over the Lightning. Eastview (14-4, 8-3) cut the deficit to four in the second half, but the Panthers pulled away to alter the season's momentum.

Jamal Ambrose (24) led the Lighting with 21 points in a losing effort to Lakeville North, Feb 8. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

First Report

A 10-0 run for Lakeville North late in the first half gave the Panthers the boost they needed in a 78-69 win vs. Eastview at home Tuesday.

Eastview (14-4, 8-3) led 30-29 with two minutes, fifteen seconds left in the first half, but the 10-0 run in the following 90 seconds gave the Panthers an advantage they never gave back. The Lightning cut the deficit to four points late in the second half, but were not able to climb any closer.

Sophomore Jack Robison scored 24 points to lead Lakeville North (13-5, 8-3) in the South Suburban Conference victory. His teammate Nolan Winter scored an additional 21 points.

Jamal Ambrose led Eastview’s offense with 21 points.

Lakeville North's Hudson Vaith (22) manages to get a shot, and a tough two points, Tuesday night against Eastview. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

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