LHS boys bounce back with 72-41 win over Ruskin

Lawrence High player Clarence King (3) celebrates with teammates Brett Chapple (12) and Jake Rajewski (20) after taking over the game late in the 4th quarter on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. LHS won 64-55.

The Lions avenged a season opening loss with a 72-41 victory over Ruskin (Mo.) in their first game of the Blue Valley tournament. No. 2 Lawrence (6A) is 1-1.

Clarence King stormed out to score a game-high 14 points in his start, netting seven points in the first quarter. Zeke Mayo had another quality start, scoring 13 by the end of the game. Five different Lions netted a three pointer; King, Mason Quartlebaum, Trey Quartlebaum, Brett Chapple and Peyton Mallory.

The Lions led by five after one frame and continued to dominate down the stretch. Lawrence held Ruskin to just 13 more points between the second and third quarter as they scored 36 of their own.

Ruskin (41)

Kalaun Baker 13, Deon McCarthy 7, Chinedum Idka 6, Tyrone Moore 4, Vincent Marshall 4, Elijah Corner 2. Michael Lothridge 0, Jalen Dunn 0. 3-point field goals 1 (Idika), Free throws 10-20.

Lawrence (72)

Clarence King 14, Zeke Mayo 13, Trey Quartlebaum 13, Peyton Mallory 9, Mason Quartlebaum 9, Willie Dotson 4, Brett Chapple 5, Bryce Johnson 2, Bryant Graham 2. Eric Galbreath 0, Garrett Hart 0. 3-point field goals 5 (King, Dotson, M. Quartlebaum, T. Quartlebaum, Chapple, Mallory), Free throws 8-12.

Ruskin 14 8 5 14 – 41

Lawrence 19 17 19 17 – 72


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