The basketball season for the Lafayette Christian School is winding down to a thrilling conclusion. The varsity boys have had a stellar season, with many players showing out as they march towards the state tournament. However, before they could make it all the way to the finals, they had to overcome an old adversary that had already bested them three times earlier in the season. This was the cougar’s final chance for redemption and glory. In the end, the cougars finally iced their old foes on the way to a hopeful state championship glory.
On Thursday night, February 15th, LCS took on the Central Christian School out of Coweta County. With the losses to this team from the regular season, the odds were stacked against LCS but some star players made some stellar moves that night on the court. Ross Clifton for the cougars put up 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals. OJ Parks had 15 points and Cameron Geisler had 18 points on the night. When the buzzer sounded, Lafayette had taken down their rivals with a score of 70-60.
The cougars went into the state tournament as the #3 seed, having to beat a #2 seed and two #1 seeds to make it to the championship game. LCS accomplished this feat and moved on to the title game against Arlington Christian on Saturday, February 17th. The championship game will take place at Dominion Christian School in Marietta, Georgia. At the time of this writing, that title game has not taken place but it will be covered in the Wednesday, February 21st edition of Troup County News.