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Lomega gets homecoming sweep

November 24, 2021 - 00:00
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  • Lomega gets homecoming sweep
    LOMEGA ROYALTY – Hensley Eaton and JesseJames Johnston were crowned homecoming queen and king prior to Lomega High School’s games against Burlington last Friday. Members of the homecoming court were, from left: Owen Duffy, Allie Roberts, Kelby Ott, Sy
  • Lomega gets homecoming sweep
    ABBY SWART pulls up for a jumper in the lane against Burlington during a game in which she outscored the opponent by herself. Swart scored 28 in the 65-25 Lomega win. [Photo by Chris Simon/]

Hensley Eaton had the spotlight prior to Lomega’s 65-25 dismantling of Burlington last Friday night, but it was a sophomore who stole the show on the court.

Eaton and fellow senior JesseJames Johnston were crowned homecoming queen and king on a night that saw the school also recognize state championship teams from 1991 (girls) and 2001 (boys).

During the girls game, Abby Swart scored more points in three quarters than the Lady Elks did in four.

The guard made six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 28 points as Lomega won for the second straight time and improved to 4-1.

She made four of those treys and scored 14 points in the first as the Lady Raiders jumped out to a 19-5 lead.

The advantage grew to 34-8 by halftime as Allie Roberts, Eaton and Chloe Meier added to Lomega’s 3-point total.

The team made 13 of them.

Eaton contributed three and scored 11 points.

Meier made two to score all six of her points.

Sydni Walker also scored six for the Lady Raiders.

Raiders get offensive to snap streak

Three players scored in double figures as Lomega got its best offensive output of the season on homecoming night.

The Raiders handed Burlington a 70-54 loss Friday night and put an end to a two-game losing streak.

The onslaught started early as they nailed six 3-pointers as part of a 26-point first quarter.

Blake Snowden, River Smith and Kelby Ott made two treys apiece as the team built a 16-point lead.

The Elks were able to keep pace over the middle two frames, but the Raiders put them away in the fourth.

Snowden added five more points in the final frame and finished with 13.

Ott led the Raiders with 18. He made two more treys in the second quarter.

Owen Duffy scored in every quarter and finished with 15 points as the Raiders moved to 3-2 on the season.

Smith finished with nine points.