Varsity boys basketball wins first inner-city game of the season


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Chloe Heller, Co-Editor-in-Chief

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the LSE varsity boys basketball team took on not only their first match of the season, but their first inner-city game as well, against the Lincoln East Spartans. Neither team was ranked in the Lincoln Journal Star’s preseason rankings, so each went in with something to prove. The Knights finished on top, winning 70-52.

“We were really excited for an inner-city matchup to start the season, but we were also confident because we worked really hard in the offseason and were ready to come out and play,” McGinness Schneider (11) said.

Schneider put 16 points on the board for the Knights — second to junior Ajantae Hogan, with a game-high of 26 points. Max Renn (12) also put up 14 points, including multiple 3-pointers, to help seal the deal.

Although this was a needed win for the team, it’s only the start of what they have planned. Schneider said they are working to achieve “getting better as a team and trying to reach our goals that we set at the beginning of the year.”
Of course, these goals are based around the words, “Make it to Pinnacle” — something that hasn’t happened for the Knights in a while.

“[We need to] take it one game at a time and improve every game,” Schneider said.

Meanwhile, the team will take what they learned from the Spartans and expand upon it.

“We’re going to work on communicating on defense and just look at the film to figure out how we can score better and just improve everything,” Schneider said.

Cheer on the Knights boys basketball team at their next game on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2:45 p.m. at LSE in the Prasch gym, as they take on Elkhorn South.