With four of five starters averaging around 14 points per game, the question isn’t when one of Lakeside’s boys will have a big game.
The question is who.
In the most recent installment of dominating performances by the Knights it was the combined efforts of J.J. Hall and Day Day Higgins that sparked Lakeside to a big victory, this time over Garfield-Palouse.
Lakeside, now 8-0, 4-0 NSL, enters a string of three consecutive league games this week, the first Thursday against Mullan. The Knights travel to Clark Fork Saturday.
In their first two games with Mullan and Clark Fork last month the Knights outscored the pair by a combined total of 184-62.
A more noteworthy matchup hits next Tuesday, Jan. 21, when a Genesis Prep team that has lost one North Star game in the past four seasons comes to Plummer.
The last time the two teams played at Ron Miller Court (Jan. 11, 2019) Genesis Prep escaped with a five-point win.
“With our long two and-a-half week Christmas Break, it has been tough keeping them focused,” Coach Twoteeth said. “Just continuing to push in practice and focus on winning these next couple games is key for us.”
J.J. put up a game-high 25 points Jan. 11 and Day Day racked up 23 points as their team went up 46-25 at halftime of an eventual 78-57 win over Garfield-Palouse Jan. 11.
Garfield-Palouse was 8-2 going into the contest at Ron Miller Court, and had been outscoring opponents by an average of 20 points before suffering its third loss.
“We are very balanced this year,” Coach James Twoteeth said. “This team is pretty unselfish, so when one of them is hot they are pretty good about getting that guy the ball for the night.”
Lakeside 78, Garfield-Palouse 57
LHS 22 24 17 15 78
GP 14 11 15 17 57
Hall 25 pts.; Higgins 23 pts.; Twoteeth 11 pts.; Spotted Horse 10 pts.; Brown 5 pts.; White 4 pts.
Lakeside returned from Christmas Break Jan. 7 with a date at Kootenai.
The Knights opened up a 33-3 lead after the first quarter, and cruised to an 89-24 win.
Kenyon Spotted Horse put up a game-high 18 points and freshman Vander Brown added 16 for Lakeside as it earned its fourth league win and second over the Warriors.
Lakeside 89, Kootenai 24
LHS 33 24 19 13 89
KHS 3 7 4 10 24
Spotted Horse 18 pts.; Brown 16 pts.; Twoteeth 15 pts.; Higgins 11 pts.; Hall 10 pts.; Matt 6 pts.; White 6 pts.; A. Arroyo 4 pts.; J. Abuan 4 pts.
Upcoming: Lakeside (8-0, 4-0 NSL) plays host to Mullan (3-4, 0-1 NSL) Thursday with a 7 p.m. tipoff, travels to Clark Fork (1-8, 0-2 NSL) Saturday for a 7 p.m. start and hosts Genesis Prep (3-3 before Jan. 16 game at Bonners Ferry) Tuesday, Jan. 21 for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.