Lakota East seniors Whitney Wyckoff and Molly Blomer scored 14 points a piece to lead their team to a 56-46 victory against Notre Dame (Ky.) Wednesday.
The Thunderhawks entered the game ranked second in the Enquirer’s Ohio area Division I coaches’ poll, while Notre Dame was ranked third in the Enquirer’s Northern Kentucky poll.
The matchup was special for the school’s two coaches, Nicole Levandusky and Nikki Drew, who both played college ball together at Xavier University.
“When I found out Nicole was coaching Notre Dame, I started scheduling them because I knew she would coach them up,” Drew said of Notre Dame’s second-year coach.
In her first year, Levandusky’s team lost its season opener to Lakota East by the score of 61-35.
Both coaches also played professionally. Drew was actually the first XU player to compete on a professional level when she went to play in France and Levandusky was the first XU player to be drafted in the WNBA when she was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2001.
The Thunderhawks will be back in action this Saturday when they will visit Fairfield (1-1) at 2 p.m.
Lakota East will then have its home opener against Oak Hills (0-1) at 2 p.m. Dec. 10.