Junction City Lawrence High’s boys basketball team made its season-opening trip to Junction City worthwhile with a thrilling victory Friday night.
The Lions defeated the Blue Jays, 62-60, on the game’s final play.
LHS senior Austin Abbott scored on a layup with one second remaining after taking a pass near the three-point line from sophomore Anthony Bonner. Bonner came up with the ball after a scramble, then delivered it to Abbott.
The game was close the entire way. Lawrence High led by five early, and Junction City entered the fourth quarter with a 48-44 lead. The Lions outscored Junction City 18-12 in the final period.
Senior Jake Mosiman led the Lions with 22 points. Abbott added 15 points, and Drake Hofer followed with nine points.
Lawrence High will play at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the Blue Valley Shootout against Lee’s Summit North.