Lions narrowly lose to Manhattan Chief


By Sam Jack

The Goddard Lions played in a modified El Dorado Tournament last week. At home, they lost to Circle, 76-44, on Jan. 22. Two days later in El Dorado, they lost a close one to homeschool team Manhattan Chief, 63-61.
Manhattan Chief ended up going undefeated in the tournament.
“They had a win over Collegiate as well, and Collegiate was undefeated,” Lions head coach Matt Lawson noted. “We battled hard against them. They were up at one time by 16 points, and we were able to cut into the lead and get into the game.
“We were getting layups, and then we were fouling them. We just needed them to miss a free throw and we would have gotten into overtime.”
Cam’ron Moses led all scorers with 26 points. Ryan Bay came off the bench in the second half and scored 8 points to spark the Lions’ comeback.
The Lions were scheduled to play Maize South on Tuesday, but the team is in quarantine, so that game has been rescheduled for Feb. 11. The Lions’ next game is on Feb. 5, at home versus Valley Center.
Goddard: Jackson Moses 26, LeFever 10, Joseph Trotter 9, Bay 8, Jake Jasnowski 6, and Mason Lubbers 2.

On Jan. 21, the Lions lost at home to Circle, 76-44. Cam’ron Moses led the Lions with 17 points, and Joseph Trotter was also in double digits with 10.
Goddard: Moses 17, Trotter 10. Jake Jasnoski 7, Jackson LeFevre 5, Christian Palmer 3 and Soren Carr 2.