The LHS boys’ basketball team started their season off 3-1 and ranked first in their conference after playing at a tournament in Casper this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The team first played Evanston High School Thursday and won 62-54, LHS junior, Will Tyser received player of the game and helped bring the team to a victory.

“I just stuck to the game plan and did the best that I could to contribute to the team,” Tyser said. “I think I had like nine points and three assists.”

They then played Rock Springs high school the next morning and lost 89-79.

“We came out weak against Rock Springs and dug ourselves too big of a hole to come back from,” Tyser said.

The game against Natrona High School that same day went into overtime, but LHS came out on top 80-77.

“It was a crazy game but we buckled down and came together to win it,” LHS Junior, Brady Epler said.

The LHS team’s final game of the tournament was Kelly Walsh High School and was a commanding win to end the tournament. The ending score was 68-59 and Junior Cleven Herrera was given player of the game with 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks.

“Once we figured out our passing then it was much smoother playing,” Herrera said.

The team is doing much better than the previous year with more than half the number of wins as they finished with last season.

“The tournament went really well, and we are doing much better than we were around this time last year,” Tyser said.

Although the boys have had a great start to the season they still have room to improve weaknesses and also reinforce their strengths.

“I thought that we did a great job passing the ball and communicating on defense,” Tyser said. “We could be better in crunch time taking care of the ball and being more poised at the end of the game to secure a win”

Senior Nathan Burman had a good weekend, yet unfortunately has reportedly hurt his right ankle. There have been no other reported injuries and the team hopes to keep it that way. Luckily the team will have a full week of practice and recovery until their next tournament.