Late game surge not enough to secure comeback for Jacks against Lakeside

Warren, Arkansas – After a late night win Monday evening, the Warren Lumberjack men’s basketball team dropped their Tuesday night, November 30, 2021 home game vs. Lakeside High by the final of 58-33.

By Rob Reep

Warren’s play in the opening quarter was not far off the pace of Monday’s win over Dollarway, but shots just didn’t fall for the Jacks on this occasion. Warren scored just four in the opening quarter. Lakeside on the other hand found a bit of rhythm, putting up 15 in the opening minutes.

Lakeside seemed to turn on the afterburners in the second period. They extended their lead to 32-9 by the halftime break. Isaac Richey was the lone man on the scoreboard in the second quarter with five points.

The Jacks did get clicking a bit more in the second half, with four different players finding the bottom of the net. A late fourth quarter push was still not enough to secure the comeback, as Lakeside pulled away for the 58-33 win.

Senior Isaac Richey led Warren with 15 points. He hit four threes and went one for two from the free-throw line.

Just behind Richey on the scoresheet was Jayden Ridgell. He collected 12 points, all of which came from three-point range.

With this loss the Lumberjacks move to 1-3 on the year, but they are back in action Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. to take on Arkadelphia in the Fordyce High Basketball Tournament semifinal.

Jayden Ridgell(0) looks inside before making a pass Tuesday evening.
Benjamin Escamilla(35) sets a screen for Isaac Richey(3).
Isaac Richey(3) plays a pass to Benjamin Escamilla(35).
The Lumberjack break out of a time out huddle Tuesday evening.
LaJerrin Jones(24) calls for the ball inside the paint.
Jayden Ridgell(0) takes a shot from beyond the arc.
Cameron Ingram(12) glances at a teammate during Tuesday’s game vs. Lakeside.

Top photo: Isaac Richey(3) soars above the Lakeside defense.

All photos by Saline River Chronicle

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