The South Lakes boys’ varsity basketball team secured the top seed and a first round bye in the upcoming Liberty District tournament by crushing the visiting Langley Saxons 78-44; the cherry on top of what was a memorable senior night.
Seniors Brian Adams, Izaiah Williams-Baffoe, Sage Beuchert-Irvine, Robbie Owens, and Cameron Savage were honored in a pre-game ceremony accompanied by family and friends and received standing ovations from the crowd.
The Seahawks started off slow, going down 5-1 early in the first quarter, before storming back with a commanding 26-2 run to end the first quarter led by junior guard Remmey Carpenter’s 9 points. The second quarter proved to be much of the same as Langley was held at an arm’s length with South Lakes maintaining a comfortable 41-27 lead heading into halftime. The Saxons never got within 11 points of the Seahawks the rest of the game, and South Lakes cruised to their 15th win of the season.
South Lakes’ scoring was headlined by senior standout Cameron Savage, who tallied 16 points on 5-15 shooting, and junior center Hassen Kurtu who had 10 points of his own on 5-8 shooting while also grabbing 9 rebounds.
South Lakes will next host the winner of the Herndon versus Langley game in the second round of the Liberty District Tournament.