The East varsity boys’ basketball team put on a show for the fans and family members that came out to senior night. They played against the Leavenworth Pioneers on Feb. 19 and won 74-53.
The standout players were the starting seniors showing their great teamwork and work rate. Senior Alex Glazer got a standing ovation after stealing the ball five times and assisting his teammates all night long. Seniors Ryan Dornbusch and Davis Morrison were draining the threes and senior Jay Guastello plus Mark Ward worked the court.
“I think we won on Friday because it was senior night and we all wanted to go out on a good note and also because we are hitting our stride,” Guastello said.
The first and second quarters were extremely close with the Lancers leading by two points at the end of the half. Leavenworth and East both had strong defense and many threes that canceled each other out. Then the seniors were honored as they walked out with their families during the halftime break
It took until the third quarter for the Lancers to come out of their shell and really take hold of the game. Dornbush and Morrison were leading the team with baskets and the team was passing the ball perfectly. Guastello’s dunks off of break-aways really sealed the gap between the two teams.
Going into the fourth quarter, the seniors just started to show off. Leavenworth had given up at this point because of the twenty point deficit and the Lancers were not slowing down. Late in the game, with only a few minutes left, the JV players started to come in. One by one, the seniors came off the court, each honored with a standing ovation.
The team hit their stride a little too late as this was the last home game. They started the season shaky but have started to win games just as the regular season ended. There are only two games left before the playoffs begin.
“With that being our last home game it was pretty sad, I loved playing in the East gym but I’m glad we were able to end it with a victory,” Guastello said.