Wed 2 Feb 2011
ETNA – To say it’s been a long season for the Etna Lions boys varsity basketball team would be a huge understatement. Coming into Tuesday night’s game against the Burney Raiders, the Lions were 0-for-the-season. Except for a 2-point overtime loss to Lost River and a 4-point loss to Hamilton City, none of the Lions games had even been close. But, they kept practicing, kept playing, and it finally paid off with a 57-50 win over the Raiders.
“It’s great; winning a game this year is as good as winning a championship. The kids did it all—work hard in practice, work hard in every game, and kept a positive attitude the whole time. I kept telling them it would pay off, and it did,” said Etna Coach Mike Pendley.
Lion Colby Rimmer said the win, “felt awesome. It felt better than a lot I’ve accomplished in high school. Everybody said we wouldn’t do it, and we won on a night everyone doesn’t come to the game.” (more…)Share on Facebook