Zeke Mayo reaches 1,000 points in his career, LHS boys basketball remains undefeated

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Lawrence High senior Zeke Mayo poses with two managers in the locker room after reaching 1,000 points in his career Tuesday night at Olathe Northwest on Jan. 12, 2021. Mayo, who now has 1,002 points in his career at LHS, scored 21 points to lead the Lions to another victory.

The Lawrence High boys basketball team picked up right where it left off in 2020 in its first game of the new year.

After having last week’s game postponed, Lawrence secured a 63-47 road win over Olathe Northwest Tuesday night in its first game since Dec. 17. The Lions (No. 3 in Class 6A) improved to 6-0 on the year, which includes five double-digit victories.

“I really liked the spark we had off our bench,” LHS head coach Mike Lewis said. “Our guys responded well to being down early, didn’t panic, just made a couple of adjustments defensively to dig in and not let it get away from us.”

Senior guard Zeke Mayo paced the Lions with 21 points in the win after averaging over 25 points per game in December. With Tuesday’s performance, Mayo went over 1,000 points in his career and received a ball in the locker room after the game for accomplishing the feat.

A pair of players joined Mayo in double figures in this particular game as well. Avion Nelson netted 13 points, while Pearse Long finished with 12 points. Lawrence’s defense was also key, holding Olathe Northwest to just one point in the second quarter.

Lawrence will travel to Mill Valley at 7 p.m. Friday.

Lawrence 9 14 15 25 — 63

Olathe NW 9 1 20 17 — 47

Lawrence (63)

Zeke Mayo 21, Jack Ryan 3, Avion Nelson 13, Truman Juelsgaard 2, Jackson Dooley 8, Ntense Obono 2, Grant Cleavinger 2, Pearse Long 12.

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