BHS goes 0-2 to open summer hoops

Published 7:00 am Friday, June 3, 2016

MANDEVILLE—Bogalusa suffered losses to Lakeshore and Chalmette on the first day of the Mandeville Summer Basketball League on Tuesday at Lakeshore.

The game against the home team Titans was a 42-40 loss.

Against Lakeshore, the Lumberjacks trailed 15-8 in the first half, but trimmed the lead to 19-16 by halftime.

Lakeshore added one to its lead and was up 25-21 with about 16:25 remaining in the second half, but Bogalusa came back.

Tremarcus Levi connected with Thomas Turner for a layup, bringing it down to two. Dominique Tillman tied the game with 14:19 on the clock with a layup. Tillman then put the Lumberjacks in front 27-25 with a field goal at the 13:41 mark. It was Bogalusa’s first lead since early in the game.

The Lumberjacks continued the run when Levi found Tillman for two more with 13:23 left.

The offenses struggled for a few minutes before Tillman was good on a layup to put Bogalusa ahead 31-25 with 7:53 to go.

Lakeshore responded with a 3-pointer at 7:03. The shot ended an approximately nine-minute scoring drought by the Titans.

Tillman increased the lead to five and then Levi made it 35-28 with 6:25 left.

But Lakeshore went on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 35-35 at the 5:19 mark.

Levi made one of two free throws to give his team a one-point lead, but Lakeshore went in front with a 3-pointer to take a 38-36 advantage.

Bogalusa evened the game on a shot by Thomas Turner.

Lakeshore scored the next four points, including the final two with 12 seconds left to essentially seal the game.

Following the first game, Bogalusa coach Ken Matthews said his team had some miscues.

“We have to get in better shape. Like I told the gentlemen, this is the season during the summer,” Matthews said. “Once we get everything together and start getting our legs about us, we’ll do a lot better. We were short-handed tonight, but I think we did pretty good.”

Levi led the Lumberjacks with 16 points. Tillman was also in double figures, posting 12 points.

Turner recorded six points, followed by Laster Hills’ four and Jalen Brickmore’s two for Bogalusa.

The Lumberjacks lost the second game to Chalmette.

The Mandeville Summer Basketball League features a pair of 20-minute halves. The teams play with a running clock until the final minute of each half when the clock stops on every whistle like it normally would. Each team gets one timeout per half.

Games are being played at Lakeshore, St. Paul’s School and Mandeville.

Bogalusa is back in action Tuesday, June 7. The Lumberjacks play St. Paul’s at 5 p.m. and Mandeville at 8 p.m. Both games are at St. Paul’s.