JV Leopards Look to Continue Winning Streak
On Monday, January 14, the JV (Red) boys basketball team pulled out an impressive win 53-43 over the Bulldogs from McKinney North. In the first quarter, the Leopards held the Bulldogs to a mere six points to take the lead by five points. In the second quarter Derek Dang and Jake Piccirillo continued the defensive pressure resulting in a halftime lead for Lovejoy 27-12. During the second half, the team was led by top scorers Michael Calhoun (17 points), Ethan Marrs (12 points), and Hayes Anderson (11 points) as the Leopards extended their lead. The Bulldogs made a push in the final quarter scoring 21 points but their efforts did not overcome for the never-ending cycle of Leopard baskets. The game ended in a double-digit victory with the Leopards winning 53-43.
For the season Austin Doucet is currently leading the team with 10 points per game while Ethan Marrs and Hayes Anderson are averaging 8 points per game each. The Leopards are looking to keep their four-game winning streak alive as they head into the rest of their season with a record of 6-6. The team’s next game will be played against Dallas Christian on January 24 with a home court advantage.