The Lions boys basketball team lost a battle with old rivals, the Mill Valley Jaguars on Friday, Jan. 27.
Both teams came into the outing at Mill Valley High School with a 2-9 overall record. This would be the first time the teams have met since Mill Valley left the Kaw Valley League for the Eastern Kansas League.
The Jaguars’ Tanner Moore won the tip to start the game, out jumping the Lions’ Quinton McQuillian.
Both teams got off to a slow start with Lansing only making one of their shots during the first quarter and the Jaguars only making two. At the end of the first quarter the Jaguars led 5-2.
The Jaguars and the Lions both carried their cold starts into the start of the second quarter but started heating up due to the Jaguars reaching the Bonus thanks to Lansing’s 8 fouls. Mill Valley also had 5 fouls by the end of the half.
At the end of the first half the Jaguars still led the Lions 18-11 in a low scoring affair.
Both teams kicked it up a notch coming out of the locker rooms at half. Both the Jaguars and the Lions scored 12 points in the third quarter, leaving the Jaguars ahead 30-23 heading into the third quarter.
In the forth quarter both teams went on scoring rampages with the Jaguars scoring 23 points in the forth quarter, but the Lions could not keep up, only scoring 18 points despite the Jaguars 10 fouls.
In the end the Lions ultimately fell to their old KVL rivals 53-41.