The Levelland Lobos are back in the Region I-4A boys basketball tournament for the first time in three years. Now the Lobos would love to do what they did the last time they made it this far: win the regional and go on to state.
Levelland (20-12) takes on Graham (24-10) in the regional semifinals at 8 p.m. Friday at the Rip Griffin Center.
“I think we’re kind of peaking at the right time, as our record would suggest,” Lobos coach Jordan Elam said Thursday. “It’s been a process all year. I’ve felt pretty confident in my guys all season with the potential I thought they had. Some of that’s kind of coming to fruition here at the end of the season.”
Jakeevian Ford, a 5-foot-10 senior, and 6-4 senior Reid O’Connor lead Levelland with averages of 16 and 13 points per game, respectively. The Lobos also have been sharp on the other end.
“I really think we hang our hat on defense,” Elam said. “That sounds cliche, but I really think we’ve come a ways, especially in the playoffs, being able to turn people over, whether in the full court or the half court. We’ve been solid with our defensive effort.”
Graham beat San Angelo Lake View, Krum and No. 8 Argyle to make the regional semifinals, and Levelland... Click here to read full article