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Lions Win the Battle 2018
Posted 02/01/2018 11:34AM

On Friday night, LCA basketball teams, students, parents, and Lions' fans traveled to their Route 2 rival, Concord Academy for the 14th Annual Battle of Lexington and Concord. Due to Concord not having a wrestling team this year, this year's event featured the four girls' and boys' JV and Varsity basketball teams. LCA would need to win two events to keep the Colonial Red Drum and bragging rights for another year. An exciting evening of games saw the Lions win three games to one and retain the drum!

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Miranda Pomphrett '18 and her Girls' JV Basketball teammates helped LCA retain the Drum with their victory over Concord!

Girls' JV Basketball started things right for LCA. Trailing 9-8 at the half, the Lady Lions played exceptional defense in the second half, limiting Concord to just 4 points. LCA would go on to win 20-13, giving LCA a 1-0 Battle lead.

Boys' JV Basketball competed well, but were outplayed by an athletic Concord team. The Lionsnever overcame a slow start and fell 60-40. 

That set the stage for an important Girls' Varsity game. In the first half, LCA had settled into a lead before Concord came storming back to cut the deficit to 4. LCA led 27-23 at the half. In the second half, Concord kept up the pressure and managed to take the lead. LCA relied on great scoring and defense from Brooke Krivickas '20who led all scorers with 22 points while collecting 8 rebounds and 9 blocks. With the Lady Lionsleading by a basket late in the game, Cara Andreotti '20 hit a deep three pointer (19 points overall) to clinch the 50-42 victory for LCA. 

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Brooke Krivickas '20 led the way with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 blocks as LCA beat Concord 50-42. 

The final and most competitive game of the evening was between the LCA and CA Boys' Varsity Basketball teams. Finding themselves in a 15-4 hole to start the Battle, LCA had a choice: give up and let Concord Academy roll to a big win in front of their rabid home crowd or fight back one possession at a time. The Lions chose the latter as they turned up the defensive intensity and closed the first half on a 20-7 run keyed by the energy and effort of Stephan Wallace '18 and the unflappable and creative play of John Stevens '18. Over the course of the second half, LCA stretched its lead to 10 behind the gutty performances of Michael Makiej '20 who attacked the basket and the backboard relentlessly andJonathan Guerrier '22 who played with a poise and toughness at both ends of the court that belied his age. Also stepping up to make big plays in the second half were Eddie Bianco '18 who injected his team with offensive energy and Ben Mollenhauer '19 who did all the dirty work on the defensive end that it takes to win a big game. However, Concord Academy refused to quit and cut LCA's lead to 2 with 6 seconds to go in the game. At that point, Guerrier stepped into the spotlight. Ignoring the deafening screams of the home team's fans, he calmly hit two free throws with 4.5 seconds left on the clock to ice the game and start the celebration for LCA. The 54-50 win propelled LCA to a decisive Battle victory over Concord Academy!

Michael Makiej '20 and the Lions defeated Concord Academy 54-50 to cap off a great day for LCA!

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