LAFARGEVILLE — Before LaFargeville’s game against divisional rival Lyme began, Red Knights’ coach Jay Shimel looked around Mickey Willis Memorial Gymnasium and soaked in the scene.
“This may be the most we’ve had here,” he said.
The energy in the gym was palpable. From the moment the ball tipped off, there was a buzz in the arena that’s usually reserved for the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
By the end of the Red Knights’ 73-68 Frontier League “D” Division victory, the place was rocking.
Every shot LaFargeville attempted was accompanied by a collective pause in breathing from those donning red and white in the bleachers. And every shot that coasted through the metal rim and nylon net induced a shock of sound from the LaFargeville faithful.
The Red Knights (11-2) weren’t afraid to put 3-point shots up, attempting 19 in the game. Though they only hit eight of them, each one seemed to add to the momentum.
Kyle Gaumes, who finished with a team-high 34 points went 5-for-5 from beyond 3-point line. As if a game against Lyme (9-2) wasn’t enough motivation, having an engaged audience only boosted the Red Knights confidence.
“Oh that affected us a ton,” Gaumes said. “Our motivation was at the …read more
Thank you Source: WDT Sports