07.16.2019 - [NCKS]

Members of the Waconda Lakers summer basketball team have been named the Telephone and Cable Athletes of the Week.

The Waconda Lakers have put together a solid summer with the highlight being a championship at the Wichita Summer Shootout July 6 & 7. 

In pool play on Saturday, 7/6 the Lakers won 51-46 over a team from schools in the panhandle of Oklahoma. Sydney Barrett led with 19 points. The second game was 42-45 loss to a team from Wichita.  Barrett led with 12 points and Allie Cassel added 10. The last game of pool play vs a team from Wichita resulted in a 44-35 win with Barrett leading with 15 points.  On Sunday, 7/7 the Lakers met the Western Kansas Elite who won their pool, in the semi-finals. The best defensive performance of the summer keyed the 32-15 victory. Kalista Hubert and Sydney each had 9 points.  The championship game was against the Dream Team. The Lakers were down 16-4 early but fought back to 20-17 deficit at half. Big 3's by Barrent who finished with 12 points and Kaleigh Hanzlick late in the game fueled a comeback. On the last possession McKenzie Shippy penetrated and dished to Jaden Boden for the game winner with a few seconds left in the game and the 42-39 Lakers victory.
This past weekend they took 3rd place at their final tournament in Wichita.  They finished the summer season winning 13 of their last 16 games.

We will announce the winners each week. Remember, you can nominate an athlete from any sport.