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LB girls’ basketball picks up first win of 2016

LB girls’ basketball picks up first win of 2016

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

January 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ basketball team came out of the winter break with a win over conference foe Mount Vernon. After being without games for almost a week, the game started out very slow. At halftime, the Bruins lead 13-9. With just over 5 seconds remaining, junior Kate Esper hit a two pointer to put LB up ...

Girls’ basketball picks up win in final tournament game

Girls’ basketball picks up win in final tournament game

Jordan Small, Editor-in-chief

December 31, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the final game of 2015 for the girls’ basketball team, the Bruins pulled out the win versus the South Lakes Seahawks. LB relied on a very balanced offense in the afternoon, with points coming from seven different players. Junior point guard Bailey Edwards lead the attack for the Bruins, finishin...

Girls’ basketball looks to pick up win on final day of holiday tournament

Girls’ basketball looks to pick up win on final day of holiday tournament

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

December 30, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ basketball team will play in its final tournament game today at noon. After coming back to beat Stafford in the first game, LB fell to Patriot on the second day. It was a hard fought battle for the Bruins, but the game fell out of reach in the second half, as they were outscored 25-16. A...

Girls’ basketball uses big second half to mount comeback

Girls’ basketball uses big second half to mount comeback

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

December 29, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ basketball team played in the first round of the Oakton holiday tournament on Monday afternoon. It was a tale of two halves for the Bruins, as the first half looked like it was going to be a repeat of the past couple of games. LB was unable to hit shots, got into foul trouble early and was...

Bruins’ comeback falls short in loss to Cavs

Bruins’ comeback falls short in loss to Cavs

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

December 19, 2015


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The girls’ basketball team picked up right where they left against TC Williams on Tuesday night. LB could not get a bucket to fall, and the free throws were not going in either. The Bruins shot just 59 percent from the free throw line, going 16 for 27 in the game. The team lost 45-33 to Woodson on F...

Dominante performance from Butler, too much for TC Willams

Dominante performance from Butler, too much for TC Willams

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

December 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tuesday night’s matchup between the TC Williams Titans and the LB Bruins was a high scoring affair. At halftime, both teams were moving the ball well and pressing hard. The teams went into the locker room tied at 41. In the second half, the high tempo game turned out to be too much for the Titans, ...

LB girls’ basketball falls to TC in conference opener

LB girls’ basketball falls to TC in conference opener

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

December 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the first conference game of the season, the LB girls’ basketball team faced off against TC Williams. The Bruins were lead by junior guards Bailey Edwards and Kate Esper, who finished with nine and eight points respectively. After leading the Titans 17-10 at halftime, the Bruins had trouble getting ...

Boys’ basketball cruises to third victory of the season

Boys’ basketball cruises to third victory of the season

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Tuesday night, the LB boys’ basketball team picked up their third win in as many games with a convincing 82-51 victory over the Westfield Bulldogs. The Bruins took the lead early in the first quarter, and never looked back. Senior center James Butler led the way with 28 points, despite not playing ...

Girls’ basketball holds off Westfield

Girls’ basketball holds off Westfield

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the third game of the season, the LB girls’ basketball team built up a big lead in the first quarter, to lead them to their second victory of the season. At the end of the first quarter, LB lead Westfield 11-5 with juniors Bailey Edwards and Kate Esper each racking up four points. LB would need t...

In season opener, LB picks up first win

In season opener, LB picks up first win

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2015


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LB’s boys’ basketball team picked up their first win in the season opener last night. The Bruins beat Centreville 74-65 to begin the season 1-0. Junior guard Corey Pelham led the scorers with 22 points, including 14 in the second half. Faced with foul trouble in the second half, seniors James Butler...

Boy’s basketball season starts with many new, younger players

Boy’s basketball season starts with many new, younger players

Harvey Brashier, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015


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Varsity basketball took a big hit last year, losing some of their star players such as Reagan Jones and David Lynch, who graduated, and Elliot Johnson, who moved to South County. Graduation can be scary for sports teams, especially basketball, because of the small rosters. The basketball team will count ...

Third time not the charm, as LB falls to Westfield in semi-finals

Third time not the charm, as LB falls to Westfield in semi-finals

Jordan Small, Editor in Chief

November 29, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

LB’s season came to end Saturday afternoon at the hands of Westfield for the third straight year, with a final score of 31-7. At the end of the first quarter, both teams were tied at seven. LB and  Westfield both seemed to move the ball with ease, scoring on long drives down the field. Junior running ...