Lakeside’s boys basketball team picked the wrong time to slide into a scoring slump.

Two quarters into a district championship game with Genesis Prep and within seven points, the Knights were stricken with a pair of single-digit scoring quarters.

“I was proud of the way we competed,” Coach James Twoteeth said. “We were right there mid-way through the third quarter, but then hit a wall and couldn’t score.”

Day Day Higgins led the Knights with 16 points in their 42-60 season-ending loss, followed by J.J. Hall with eight points and eight rebounds, and Talon Twoteeth with eight points. Kenyon Spotted Horse had six, Sergio Abuan four, Jasper Abuan three and Emmitt White three.

The North Star Tournament was played at The Courts at Real Life, a new gymnasium that will serve as Genesis Prep’s home court beginning next season.

“I was displeased on how the venue was not a neutral court like districts always have been,” Coach Twoteeth commented. “The facility was across the street from Genesis Prep’s campus, which I thought was a clear disadvantage to the rest of the North Star teams.”

The Knights opened district play with a 63-55 win over Kootenai.

After opening a 19-4 lead in the first quarter, Lakeside put up 10 points in both the second and third quarters before outscoring the Warriors 24-18 in the last frame.

Talon and Kenyon each had 15 points in the win, Day Day added nine and J.J. eight. Emmitt White put up seven points, Jasper Abuan six and Tyrell three.

Lakeside closes its season with a 12-8, 5-3 NSL record.

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