Boys basketball: Flames fall to Bulldogs in a shootout
Point guard Anthony Lewis of the Lodi Flames varsity boys basketball team drives to the basket as Devin Foster of the Tracy Bulldogs defends in The Inferno at Lodi High School on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The Bulldogs beat the Flames 84-80.
Lodi 54, Tracy 30
Kane Edwards had 11 points to lead the Flames (18-4), who improved to 7-0 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association with the victory over the Bulldogs.
Riley McGuire scored eight for Lodi, Justin Newkirk, Levi Mazza and Layton Judd each had six and Isaac Herrera netted five.
Cade Brusa had four, Jackson DeAndreis, Matt Arishin and Andrew Cruz each had two and Gavin Fabian and Bailey Faszer each added one.
Lodi 55, Tracy 39
Ryan Culver had 17 points to lead the Flames over the Bulldogs.
Jake Yarbrough netted 10, Raees Khan scored seven and Nick Padilla and John Durham had six apiece. Nathan Foster scored five and Jordan Van Ness and John Rowlands both had two.
Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 6:43 am
It didn’t matter who the Tracy Bulldogs put on Anthony Lewis on Wednesday. He beat them to the basket. The Lodi Flames senior point guard has developed the nickname “Crash” for the aggressive style in which he drives with the ball. Lewis went inside almost exclusively for the 31 points he scored in The Inferno at Lodi High School, but it wasn’t enough in an 84-80 loss in varsity boys basketball action.
Lewis didn’t get the help he needed on offense with Brody Nutting’s 10 points the next highest. Lewis fouled out with 20 seconds left, and after a free throw by Tracy, the Bulldogs led 83-80. The Flames tried to go inside and draw contact on the ensuing possession but turned the ball over and Jeff Takahashi iced the game with one more free throw. Lodi’s Matt Meehleis finished by heaving a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer.
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