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Lions advance to Class D boys quarterfinals

Hugh Harwood of Elizabethtown-Lewis defends against Johnsburg's Austin Washburn.

Hugh Harwood of Elizabethtown-Lewis defends against Johnsburg's Austin Washburn. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The Elizabethtown-Lewis boys varsity basketball team did its part to set up a sectional matchup with neighbor and rival Westport with a 10-point win against Johnsburg Feb. 19.

The Lions (5-14) outscored the Jaguars in three of the four quarters for the 56-46 win, with RJ Plante leading the team offensively with 19 points.

“This was a good, team win,” head coach Colby Pulsifer said after the game.

Austin Morris added 12 points with Wesley Whalen scoring 9, Trevor Brooks 4, Caleb Denton 3 and Sam Huttig 1.

Hugh Harwood also filled the stat sheet for the Lions, combining 8 points with 11 rebounds, 8 steals and 3 assists.

“Hugh just plays the game all heart,” Pulsifer said. “He doesn’t know how to stop. He won’t light up the scoreboard but he does everything for this team.”

With the win, the Lions will now travel the roughly nine miles to play second seed Westport (13-5) in the Section VII/Class D quarterfinals Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m.

“We are just going to show up and try to play,” Pulsifer said. “Hopefully we come out strong and play hard against them.”

7 ELCS (5-14)

Austin Morris - 4.6 ppg

Hugh Harwood - 3.5 ppg

RJ Plante - 3.4 ppg

2 Westport (13-5)

Anderson Gay - 12.2 ppg

Ryan Davis - 11.8 ppg

Sam Napper - 7.6 ppg

Thomas Mero - 7.0 ppg

John Doyle - 6.8 ppg

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