Lisbon, H-D JV's Split Intense Games
Playing for the second time in three days host Hermon-DeKalb downed Lisbon in NAC West Junior Varsity Basketball action on Friday 40-32. On Wednesday Lisbon prevailed at home 57-50.
Lisbon 57 - H-D 50: The Golden Knights relied on the trio of Colin Parmeter (10 points), Noah Martin (14 points) and Isaac LaRock (18 points) to lead their team past a barrage of 11 3-pointers by the Green Demons. Rounding out Lisbon's balanced offense were: Storm Walker (7), Jayden Williams (4), Alex Vesell (2) and Coop Davison (2).
Kaleb Denesha buried five 3s scoring 17 points and Andrew Matthews and Ethan Holland each netted three 3s scoring 15 and 11 points. Other H-D scorers were: Max Finley (2) and David White (5).
"HD hit 11 three pointers. Amazing. I’m very proud of our LCS team tonight. Everyone played with great intensity and intelligence as we threw 6 different defenses at HD. The boys executed our defenses well but HD was on fire the entire game," said Lisbon Coach Blake Gendebien. "Isaac LaRock has a great game with 18 points and the best defense I have seen him play all year. The boys played the last two minutes like a veteran team by using the clock and staying smart above the shoulders."
H-D 40 - Lisbon 32: The Demons reversed the Knights as defense took center stage and H-D prevailed with a 14-6 fourth quarter run led by Andrew Matthews' 10 points. Matthews finished with 19 points to lead the Demons followed by David White (9), Max Finley (8), Kade Denesha (2) and Ayden Tehonica (2).
Noah Martin led Lisbon with 12 points and Storm Walker and Coop Davison followed with six points. Alex Vessel and Isaac LaRock chipped in four and three points.
"It’s tough to beat a team three times in a row and it showed tonight. HD ratcheted up the energy in their home gym and pulled away in the final minute and a half with very good free throw shooting. I thought we were in control when we started the 4th quarter in the bonus with a 28-26 lead," said Lisbon Coach Blake Gendebien.
"Unfortunately we went 2 for 12 from the line in the fourth quarter. HD played their hearts out but I told the boys after the game to remember how important free throws are in the game of basketball and in the long run it’s a good experience.”