(La Porte County, IN) - The boys’ basketball team at La Lumiere School with five slam dunks cruised to victory at home on Saturday, January 28th.
The Lakers defeated Saint Francis, a college preparatory school from Wheaton, Illinois 80-36.
Kaleb Glenn, a 6' 7" forwarsd committed to the University of Louisville, put the Lakers ahead 14-5 with a slam dunk midway through the first quarter.
La Lumiere began putting the game out of reach in the second quarter when sophomore Danny Murray sank a three point shot from the baseline followed by three point buckets from beyond the top of the key by junior Isaiah Henderson and senior Trenton Walters.
The Lakers led 46-24 when 6’4” senior guard Zaide Lowery sank a 40 foot shot at the halftime buzzer.
Glenn after grabbing a pass started the third quarter with his second slam dunk of the game then later dished the ball to 6’9” center Gus Yalden, who went up for a slam dunk.
A short time later, Glenn raced down the court for another slam dunk to increase the lead to 30 points.
In the fourth quarter, there was no let up from the Lakers in their offensive fireworks capped by Lowery when he dribbled in for thunderous slam dunk to make the score 72-33 with just three minutes left on the game clock.
Head Coach Pat Holmes said he was pleased with his team’s performance against a squad featuring a number of solid players.
“I thought our guys did a pretty good job playing selfless and trying to make a play for their teammates, which has been the point of emphasis all year,” he said.
The defense held the Spartans to just 12 second half-points.