Lawrence boys basketball defeats Gardner-Edgerton

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 17:55:31-05

GARDNER, Kan. — Winning on the road is seldom easy, but the Lawrence Chesty Lions boys' basketball team found the right formula Friday at Gardner-Edgerton.

Led by senior small forward Clarence King's 20 points, the Lions defeated Gardner-Edgerton 76-57.

Lawrence (4-1) led 35-23 at halftime and pushed the lead to nearly 20 points in the second half before Gardner-Edgerton (2-5) went on a spirited run and cut the lead to 41-31 in the third quarter.

The Blazers' momentum stalled when senior guard Tyler Rollwagen left the game with an apparent knee injury. He took a big fall and immediately grabbed his knee after making a layup and had to be helped off the floor.

Lawrence, which has won four straight since dropping its season opener against Park Hill, also got strong contributions from Zeke Mayo and Willie Dotson. The current run includes a victory versus defending Missouri Class 4 state champion Grandview.