AL boys finish strong

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Chauncy Logan takes it to the hoop.
PHOTOS BY BRIAN HOFFMA

The Andrew Lewis boys’ basketball game won their last three games of the season to finish with a winning record. Lewis concluded the season Monday with an 8-6 overall mark.

Last Thursday in Vinton the Wolverines defeated William Byrd, 36-27. Owyn Dawyott and Hunter Bayne led AL with 10 points, Eli Bowery finished with seven points and Nick Owen did a solid job of running the point guard position.

“I was very impressed with the way we took care of the basketball and played aggressive and confident on the defensive end,” said coach Brandon Keith. “We were determined to win.”

On Saturday Lewis played in the Roanoke City Middle School Showcase and beat James Madison on a last second shot by Dawyot, 35-32. Bayne led the scoring with 10 points, Dawyott finished with nine and Nick Owen finished had seven points and a solid game as floor general.

“I was impressed with our will to win, as we battled all game long and showed a tremendous amount of heart and leadership across the board in the last minute of the game,” said Keith. “This was a huge victory for us against a very skilled and talented James Madison team.”

The Wolverines closed out the season Monday with a 45-38 win over Stonewall Jackson in Roanoke. Bayne  had 11 points and Dawyot had nine.

“We had great shooting performances behind the three-point line from Evyn Hughes and Trent Judd, who both knocked down two big three-pointers each,” said Keith. “Hats off to Jackson and their players for a very hard fought battle.”

That concluded the season for the Wolverines.

“I love where our program is heading in the future,” said Keith. “I look forward to my 8th graders excelling in High School and I am very excited about what our returners will bring us next season. As a team, we got better as basketball players this season, but most importantly we grew as men.”