LCS uses comeback to stay undefeated in region play

Published 11:50 pm Friday, January 20, 2023

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The Lafayette Christian boys basketball team eked out an important 74-68 region win on the road over Konos Academy on Friday. 

It was not the start the Cougars wanted as they were outscored by 16 points in the first quarter. The Cougars did not give in and fought their way back into the game. By halftime, the Cougars had cut the deficit to just six points.

Lafayette Christian flipped the script in the third quarter and took a three point lead into the fourth quarter. It was anything but comfortable from there, but the Cougars were able to close out the game.

Bruno Tellez and Joshua Zapata carried the offensive attack once again. Tellez led the team with 27 points while Zapata scored 25. Both players also grabbed six rebounds while Tellez came away with four steals. 

It was the second game on back-to-back nights that the Cougars have had to play without their leader in the post, senior Adam Saylor. Keaton Murphy stepped up in his absence to grab 12 boards while also chipping in with four steals. Chaz Clark also stepped up and had one of his better games of the season, scoring nine points and grabbing six rebounds. 

Lafayette Christian is on a tear, winning seven in a row to improve to 11-1 overall and 4-0 in region play. The Cougars return to the court in a massive region game at home against no. 1 ranked Creekside Christian Academy.