West Hancock boys go blow for blow with Lake Mills

Lamar Flowers drives to the basket after using some slick footwork to cause a Bulldog defender to lose his footing on Nov. 27 in West Hancock's season opener against Lake Mills on the road.

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            It was a shot-for-shot race to start the season on Nov. 27.

            Like two boxers in the middle of the ring, West Hancock boys’ basketball and Lake Mills went back and forth in the Lake Mills High School gym.

            As the score climbed the two teams traded blows, constantly tying the game up and taking the lead when they could.

            The Eagles appeared in good standing holding onto a four-point lead in the last five minutes of the game.

            But slowly, the Bulldogs took advantage of turnovers and scoring opportunities to come away with a 76-68 win over the Eagles.

            “Lake Mills is always tough up there out of their place, I thought the kids played pretty well,” coach Brian Peterson said.

            West Hancock only played seven players on the night, relying mainly on its starting lineup for a majority of the night. 

Read the complete story in the Dec. 5 Leader.