On a night that the Lakeshore boy’s basketball team honored Veterans before the game, it was Lakeshore’s Micah Seats and the Mustangs 3-point shooting that lit up the scoreboard in SMAC West action. Lakeshore took a 24-9 lead into one minute to play before halftime before two quick 3-pointers by the Mustangs, their only points of the quarter, closed the gap to 24-15. The Mustangs blitzed the Lancers from behind the arc for 33 of their 45 points, but it was not enough as Lakeshore would close the game in the fourth quarter to win 57-45.
The 3-point attack by the Mustangs landed 11 shots, but only one Portage Central player scored in double figures as they were led by Zachary Bumgarner. Sophomore Luke Leto, considered to be one of the top baseball prospects in the United States, scored nine points. Jason Mih also scored nine points to pace the Mustangs.
Micah Seats landed on two 3-pointers, out of Lakeshore’s five total, and rolled in another eight points to lead all scorers with 20. Ben Brower (10 pts), Austin Kiser (8 pts), and Dylan Clem (8) provided the offensive balance with Kiser and Brower connecting on the other three 3-pointers. Ja’Kobe Young scored five points, and Nate Turner swooshed two free throws to the cheers from Lancer Nation.
Lakeshore closes out the boys regular season this Friday night against the Niles Vikings in a game both teams look to tune-up things before Districts begin next Monday. Lakeshore will host the district round on Monday as they play South Haven in the nightcap at 7:15 P.M. Berrien Springs and Buchanan kick things off at 5:30 P.M.