Lobos ground Redhawks


Carter Brock

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams had their season come to a close in the playoffs on Friday. The boys fell to Mount Pleasant 64-63 and the girls lost to Mansfield Summit 50-27.

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

The boys’ basketball team hit the road to take on one of the top sophomores in the nation in R.J. Hampton and the Little Elm Lobos. Hampton lived up to his billing as his game high 29 points led to Lobos to a 71-56 win in the Redhawks second non-district game of the season.

“It’s obviously a tough loss and something we want to get better from,” head boys basketball coach Stephen Friar said. “At the end of the day it’s earlier in the season we’re trying to find who we are as a team and hopefully we can use that to progress to the next one. We use this as a wake up call that we have to play our best every single night regardless of the competition. Little Elm is a good team and that should motivate us.”

Senior Zac Watson led the team with 21 points, followed by junior Zion Richardson with 13 and sophomore Micaiah Abi with 11 points .

“We played a good team but we just didn’t come out with a win,” Abi said. “I was nervous at first but once I excel into my game, I just played better.”