Lebanon goes 0-2 in Blue and Gold

LCR photo/Israel Potoczny
Lebanon senior Dawson Zimdars, above, works in the post during a high school boys’ basketball game against the Glendale Falcons on Thursday night during the Blue and Gold tournament in Springfield.


The Lebanon High School boys’ basketball team dropped two tough games at the Blue and Gold tournament on Wednesday and Thursday, with the second loss coming to the Glendale Falcons, 47-45.

It is the first time the ‘Jackets have went 0-2 at the holiday tournament since 2012, a year where Lebanon just won two games in the last season under coach Cole Dishman.

Lebanon fed the post for much of the game, getting a standout performance from senior Dawson Zimdars who scored 26 points in the loss, including 16 in the second half.

With 6:21 remaining in the fourth quarter, junior guard Quenton Shelton fouled out of the contest, but Lebanon battled back to cut the lead to one point after junior Bryson Crowell knocked down a three-pointer with five seconds remaining in the game in his first varsity career start.

After the Falcons went 1-2 from the free throw line, a desperation half-court shot from Ethan Christal fell short.

The ‘Jackets struggled mightily early in the contest, scoring two early points, but went seven minutes without scoring another point until Zimdars scored at the buzzer to end the first quarter down 10-4.

Lebanon went on a 6-0 run to start the second quarter, but Glendale answered back with a 15-6 run of their own to go into halftime up 25-16.

LHS (5-5) will host Kirkwood on Saturday, January 5 with freshmen beginning at 11:30 a.m., JV at 1 p.m. and varsity at 3:30 p.m.


The Laclede County Record

100 E. Commercial St.
Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 532-9131