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Coates Named Homecoming Queen

LIONS and LADY LIONS win against OCA

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Two big wins made for a memorable homecoming night for the Luther Lions basketball teams. The Lions played Oklahoma Christian Academy, and the boys and the girls team each scored 68 points over Edmond’s OCA. The final scores were 68-53 for the girls and 68-46 for the boys.
Senior and Team Captain Lauren Coates was crowned Homecoming Queen in a ceremony at 6 pm, just before the Ladies’ 6:30 pm tipoff. Once the Lady Lions took the court, they owned it and had the lead all game.
Homecoming Queen Lauren Coates, and candidates Darbi Easley, Caitline Bailey and Madison McConnell

Coates dominated on defense, with four steals and 11 rebounds. On offense, she also scored eight points. Junior Raychel Stanfield led the team with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists. Senior Caitlin Bailey, scored 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Junior Bailie Wilds contributed 13 points. Other scorers for the Lady Lions: Kennedy Cox, six; Shawntae Silva, four; Lindsay Kuhlman, two.

Lauren Coates
Raychel Stanfield
Lauren Coates
Caitlin Bailey

When the Lions hit the court, they commanded the lead. At one point, OCA came within two points of the lead in the first half, but the Lions didn’t let up and pushed harder getting a 68-46 win. Junior Tyler Becker was all over the court, leading with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.  Senior Syrus Grisby had 20 points. His signature dunk in the last quarter brought the packed house to its feet.

Grisby has three steals and four rebounds. Junior Cole Mills had nine points, five rebounds and two assists.
Other Lions who scored: Nick Hines, six; Gerald McCauley, 4; Fredrik Greenhoward, 3; Jake Lombard, 3.
Syrus Grisby
Nick Hines
Tyler Becker
Tyler Becker
The Lions travel to Jones on Tuesday, January 22, and then take a road trip to Altus for the Tri-County Tournament, January 24-26.
Click here for a slideshow of pictures from the evening taken by Jacob Factor, The Lion Reporter.
Nick Hines
Lauren Coates
Lauren Coates
Darbi Easley
Queen and Candidates
Caitlin Bailey
Tyler Becker
Roster
Raychel Stanfield
Flower Girl Ring Bearer
Syrus Grisby
Madison McConnell
Darbi Easley Luke Mohr
Tyler Becker
Roster
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Madison McConnell
Lauren Coates
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Caitlin Bailey
Cole Mills passing to Tyler Becker
Syrus Grisby
Caitlin Bailey Miken Melvin
Raychel Stanfield
Syrus Grisby Madison McConnell
Crowning
Nick Hines

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