Two to go. The Luther Lions basketball team won the first round of the Class 2A State Tournament. They led most of the game Thursday night against Ketchum at the OSSAA host gym at Yukon High School. Final Score Lions 56 – Ketchum 53. The win sends the Lions to the semi-finals Friday night at 8 pm against Wright City from McCurtain County. The State Final will be at the Fairgrounds on Saturday night.
Syrus Grisby led scorers with 17 followed by Jesse Cole with 15. Tyler Becker had 12. Dakota Pridemore had 6 and Jace Wilson had 5. A cheering crowd lined Hogback Road as Luther Fire and Police vehicles, with lights and sirens, escorted the bus for the big sendoff. At the game, the Luther cheer team kept up the energy for the crowd made up of students, parents, grandparents, teachers, alumni and all around fans.