Lakeland’s last-second shot sinks Sandpoint in the first Battle for the Paddle


Lauren Sfeir

The basketball team huddles in preparation for the game.

Sam Hendricks, Web Staff

Lakeland High School won the first annual Battle for the Paddle on January 20, but they did not dominate all of the sporting events.

The event started off with a dominant 60-41 victory for the Bulldogs’ girls’ varsity team, which has now beaten both league opponents.

After that, however, Sandpoint failed to muster another victory in either wrestling or boys’ basketball.

Lakeland had a dominant showing in wrestling, posting a 54-30 win.

In the boys’ varsity game, Sandpoint overcame a seven-point deficit ending the 4th quarter, but they could not secure the win after senior Patrick Rockwell’s missed free-throw went the other way for the go-ahead three point shot by the Hawks with 2.5 seconds left in the game.