Raider Boys Basketball team earns 2nd Place in Conference Tourney


February 8, 2024

The 2023 – 2024 Lawrence-Nelson Raiders fought their way through two and one-half game last week in the Twin Valley Conference Tournament. However, the final half of the championship game stole the title of Conference Champions from the team. The Raiders ended up with the second place trophy, losing to Shelton, but ahead of the other eight teams in the Conference. Team members are pictured include (back row, from left) Preston Hild and Decker Brown- coaches, Cody Funk, Caden Culbertson, Nolan Ostdiek, Clay Williams, Sawyer Cox, Caleb Griffis, Carter Griffis, Riley Cannaday, coach Nolan Kawata, (front row) Aidan Zikmund, Bayln Bargen, Connor Janda, Jackson Williams, Hayden Mazour, Jace Hoelting and Carson Vaughn. Photo by Denise Mazour.

It's that time of the year when conference tournaments dictate playing neighboring schools for the second time of the season. That can be good, or bad. The ten team Twin Valley Conference Tournament of last week includes teams that L-N either has played this season or will shortly play in the future.

The conference also has a team that is rated as the No. 1 team in class D-2 so far this season. The conference also had a team that lost the first eight games it played this season, but then won nine straight game after that. . . . Interesting.

The Raiders played three games, eventually meeti...

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