Patriots fall to Lakeside

Published 10:14 pm Friday, February 1, 2019

The Pike Liberal Arts Patriot were swept by Lakeside on Friday night in Troy.

The Lady Patriots began the night with a 42-31 loss to the Chiefs. The varsity boys closed out the evening with a 61-52 loss at the hands of the top-ranked team in the state.

The loss drops the Lady Patriots to 12-15 on the season.

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Despite eight different players scoring for Pike, the Patriots couldn’t claw their way back against Lakeside. Shelby Renfroe led the Patriots with 13 points, while Ansley Adams finished with six points after she scored on two three-pointers.

Tiffany Johnson and Mary Michael Hussey each scored three points.

The varsity boys had two players finish in double figures led by Javon Christian, who finished with 14 points. Senior Jade Sikes finished with 12 points, while freshman Drew Nelson finished with seven. Senior Cody Hollis had six points in the loss.

Friday’s game brought an end to the regular season for the Patriots. They will now turn their sights to the postseason.

The Lady Patriots will began their postseason on Tuesday when they begin play in the opening round at Glenwood.

By virtue of winning their area, the Patriot boys will have a bye in round one. They will wait and play the winner of Kingwood and Morgan Academy on February 13 beginning at 7:30.