Rolla handles Lebanon on hardwood


ROLLA — The Lebanon boys’ basketball team continues to struggle as of late. On Tuesday, the ‘Jackets were routed by the Rolla Bulldogs, 85-49 at Rolla High School.

From the beginning, it was all Rolla as the Bulldogs made their first eight shot attempts from the field to take a 19-6 advantage with 3:03 left in the first quarter. RHS would finish the quarter shooting 10-11 from the field and take a 24-10 lead heading into the second quarter.

Lebanon head coach Adam Thornhill said he called a couple of early timeouts for some teaching opportunity moments.

“It might have been to try and settle a young team down a little bit, but it was honestly to teach to a young team a little bit more than anything,” Thornhill said. “We wanted to talk about wanting to matchup better, and we knew coming into this that they were good.”

The ‘Jackets were able to catch fire in the second quarter somewhat as sophomore Jordan Lewis scored 11 of his 19 points in the second quarter to cut the lead to 36-27 going into halftime.

In the second half, Rolla came out on fire and scored 34 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

“I was a little concerned about our game offensively,” Thornhill said. “This is a team that is hard to prepare for because they change things up on the fly. It was a tough environment for a young team because it is a great atmosphere and a small gym.”

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