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Roaring Triumph: Lions Conquer Spartans in Exceptional Victory

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

The Lanphier Lions faced off against the Springfield Southeast Spartans this past Saturday, and BIG BALLIN MEDIA’s own athletes, Shaunassey Hatchett and JaiQuan Holman, showcased their remarkable talent for the fans. Together, they contributed a total of 31 points, playing a pivotal role in the team's 65-53 victory over the Spartans. With three conference wins already under their belt, both boys continue to be instrumental in propelling the team forward.

Shaunassey Hatchett was the lead scorer of the game with 18 points. Hatchett worked hard to battle for the win. Securing a remarkable total of 9 offensive and defensive rebounds, Hatchett helped the Lions to more scoring opportunities during his 27 minutes of playing time. Demonstrating unwavering dedication, he remains committed to the game, setting his sights on a basketball career post-high school.

JaiQuan Holman was the second lead scorer of the game in the 28 minutes he played. Holman put 13 points up on the scoreboard. Holman's court vision radiated as he delivered 4 assists, a testament to his unwavering dedication to the team. Additionally, he secured 2 offensive and defensive rebounds, providing his team with valuable opportunities to score. With an eye on the future, Holman is determined to extend his basketball journey beyond high school, fueled by an unwavering passion for the game that positions him favorably to achieve his goals.

In the face of minimal playing time, Jaylin Hardy's infectious positivity shone through as he cheered on his teammates, adding a valuable dose of enthusiasm that undoubtedly played a part in the Lions' triumphant outcome. As he nears his last year of high school, he looks to bring the same energy and commitment to another team that will allow him to pursue his basketball career at the next level. 

The Lanphier Lions are gearing up for the Pekin Holiday Tournament, where they are set to compete in four games. Among these matchups is a showdown against the Normal West Wildcats, who currently hold a 1-2 record in the Big Twelve Conference, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the competition. With the exceptional skills of the BIG BALLIN MEDIA boys and the collective strength of the team, the Lions aim to secure a victory over the Wildcats and emerge victorious in the tournament.


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