On Friday, the Lancers went into the home of Everest Collegiate for a fight between two district rivals. The Mountaineers had revenge in their eyes as the Lancers had knocked the Mountaineers out of the district tournament at the end of the 2016-2017 season.
At the end of 1st quarter, the teams were locked at 10. The Lancers were led by Ryder Patterson in the 1st quarter with 8 of the 10 points. The Lancers struggled on the night from the floor only shooting 31% from the floor, 28% from behind the arc, and 38% from the free throw line. The Lancers grabbed a 2 point lead going into halftime under the scoring of 2 underclassmen Kyle Barba (6) and Daniel Siminski (8).
The Lancers outscored the Mountaineers 13-12 in the 3rd quarter to have a 3 point lead entering the 4th quarter. The Lancer came out and played solid defense to have a 7 point lead with 2:35 remaining on the scoreboard. The Mountaineers went to a trapping zone to try and turn the Lancers over. The Lancers were up to the challenged and ran over a minute and a half off the scoreboard clock before the Mountaineers decided to foul.
Then things changed. The Lancers went ice cold from the free throw line not hitting a single free throw in the last minute of the game. The Mountaineers caught fire and hit 2 shots to be down 2 with a few seconds remaining. On the miss from the free throw line, Seth Williams grabbed his 10th rebound at just the right time. Lancers now with the ball on the sideline throw it away with 2.35 seconds remaining. Noah Ford then steps up with not 1 deflection but 2 deflections in the last 2.35 seconds to secure the win for the Lancer 42-40. It was a crazy end, but the Lancers were able to close out the win.