C.S. Lewis boys team searches for consistency
C.S. Lewis boys basketball is the winner of three of its past four games, picking up some momentum as Casco League playoffs loom in a few weeks. The Watchmen (14-7, 10-3) are hovering near the top of the league standings, sitting third as of Tuesday afternoon behind Perrydale (14-6, 10-2) and St. Paul (14-5, 10-1).
After beating Oregon School for the Deaf 69-23 on Jan. 19 and Willamette Valley Christian 72-35 on Jan. 22, the Watchmen went on the road and hung tough with Perrydale, but ultimately lost the game due to foul trouble. According to Coach Brett Vernon, star senior Micah Grobey fouled out in the third quarter and so did senior shot-blocker Jacob McClatchey in the fourth quarter.
"It was a physical game and there was a lot of fouls called both ways," Vernon said. "It hurt to have two of our best players foul out in that situation, but we felt like we were there with Perrydale."
C.S. Lewis won a road game at Livingstone Adventist 72-49 on Jan. 28, regaining some of the ground it lost due to its defeat by the Pirates. Next up on the schedule is a pair of home games against St. Paul on Feb. 5 and Jewell on Feb. 8.
The C.S. Lewis girls team took two losses – 56-33 to Willamette Valley Christian and 57-22 to Perrydale – before suffering an injury that could have a significant impact on the rest of its season.
Freshman Jennessa Hoekema is out for at least the near future, according to Vernon, and C.S. Lewis had to cancel its game against Livingstone Adventist on Jan. 28 before officially forfeiting an upcoming matchup with St. Paul on Feb. 1.
The Watchmen (3-14, 2-10) have three games remaining this season. With only five players on their roster, they won't be able to play again until everyone is healthy and in uniform.