Lakota West lost to Middletown at home last night, Feb. 11, after upsetting the Middies on the road earlier this season. This time around, Middletown jumped out to a 26-13 halftime lead and cruised to a 61-45 victory.
Middletown (14-4 overall, 10-3 in Greater Miami Conference) junior Geovonie McKnight (18 points) and freshman Vincent Edwards (19 points) combined to score 37 points in the win. In the loss to Lakota West, McKnight and Edwards only combined to score 18.
Last night, sophomore Monty Boykins did not play for Lakota West. In the earlier season upset of Middletown, he scored 23 points.
Sophomore guard Ali Barnes led Lakota West with 15 points. Senior forward Phillip Cook added 10 points and six rebounds.
With the loss, Lakota West falls to 8-11 overall and 5-8 in the GMC. The Firebirds have now lost seven of their last nine games.
Lakota West will wrap up its regular season on the road at Fairfield (9-9 overall, 5-8 in GMC) Friday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Pictures provided by Mark Ferland/Ferland Fotos. Actual game photos from the Middletown game played Feb. 11. For more photos of other Lakota West athletic events visit ferlandfotos.smugmug.com.