The roar of the crowd will echo through Lewiston High School tonight as the Lakeland Hawks and Lewiston Bengals lock horns in a pivotal conference basketball game. With tip-off set for 7:00 PM, both teams understand the weight of this matchup, knowing a victory could significantly impact their championship aspirations.
What it is: Varsity Boys Basketball
Matchup: Lakeland Hawks vs Lewiston Bengals
Game Type: Home conference game
Time: Monday, Feb 05, 2024, 7:00 PM (Local Time)
Locations: Lewiston High School – ID
Home Team: Lewiston Bengals 11-7
Away Team: Lakeland Hawks 9-7
Live Stream: Watch here
While their history may not be steeped in tradition, these two squads have fostered a simmering rivalry in recent seasons. Last year’s heart-stopping encounter, where the Bengals narrowly edged out the Hawks, still lingers in the memories of players and fans alike, adding fuel to the fire tonight.
Currently tied at 9-7 records, the Hawks and Bengals find themselves locked in a fierce battle for second place in the conference standings. A win for the Hawks would propel them into sole possession of the coveted spot, while a Bengals victory would solidify their position and create breathing room from their pursuers.
The raucous home crowd will undoubtedly be a factor for the Bengals, who boast a near-impenetrable record at Lewiston High School this season. However, the Hawks, known for their grit and determination on the road, won’t be fazed by the atmosphere and are prepared to silence the stands.
All eyes will be on Lewiston’s senior guard, Michael Jones, the conference’s leading scorer who averages a blistering 22 points per game. His ability to create scoring opportunities and distribute the ball will be paramount for the Bengals’ offensive success. Lakeland counters with their own scoring threat in junior forward Daniel Walker, a double-double machine averaging 18 points and 12 rebounds. His physical presence inside the paint will be crucial in neutralizing the Bengals’ offensive firepower.