Lakeview Basketball Season Recap

As the basketball season has come to an end, both the girls and boys varsity teams had remarkable seasons. The Lady Patriots finished the third in the district with a 20-11 record, while the Patriot Boys finished second in the district with a 17-11 record. Both teams punched a ticket into the playoffs.

“This year’s team played with a lot of heart and we never gave up,” senior Ariyon Williams said. “Win or lose, we always stuck together. We also added a few pieces, then we all came together as a unit.”

The boys varsity team led the district in many categories such as rebounding, blocked shots and scoring. They also won 60 percent of their overall games and 75 percent of their district games.

“What I learned about this team was that we just needed to believe in each other,” senior Aaron Wortham said. “ We started out the season bad, but we had faith in each other and became a great team on the court.”

After the regular season, the boys varsity team played their only playoff game against Plano West High School, losing 45-39.

“I definitely thought the season was a success because we all learned a lot off of each other,” Wortham said. “Even though we had lost, we had something greater than a team – we are a family.”

The girls varsity team also had a successful season. They won 64 percent of their overall games and 78 percent of their district games. Some of their leading scorers include sophomores Taliyah Harris, Aja Scott and senior Mariah Ayers.

“We were such a tight knit group and we always played with confidence,” sophomore Alexis Gie said. “There was a time where we started to struggle, but we always kept our composure as a team.”

The girls varsity team lost in the first round of playoffs against Plano High School 64-43