ASHTABULA – The Lakeside Dragons hosted the University Preppers in a recent non-conference basketball game to kick-off the regular season.
Lakeside pulled away for an 87-74 win to start the season 1-0. Ke’von Colbert led the Dragons to the win with a game high 27 points.
Lakeside led 16-13 after one quarter of action. Colbert came off the bench to lead the Dragons with seven first quarter points. Ethan Colbert, Marquise West, Brandon Ford and Courtez Vaughn also scored in the quarter for the Dragons. University was led by a pair of three-pointers by Ben Clegg and four points from John Nestor.
Lakeside outscored University 19-14 in the second quarter to build a 35-27 halftime lead. Ke’Von Colbert again paced the Dragons with nine points and a pair of steals. Courtez Vaughn and Ethan Colbert each hit a three-pointer to help the Dragons build an eight point lead. TJ Kelly kept the Preppers close with six of his eight first half points. Ben Clegg was also active from the free throw line with five free throws in the quarter.
In a high scoring third quarter University outscored Lakeside 26-24 to help trim the lead to 59-53 heading into the final quarter. Ricky Radtke had a big quarter for the Preppers with six points. Courtez Vaughn was even more impressive in the quarter for the Dragons with ten points. Brandon Ford and Ke’Von Colbert each chipped in four points for Lakeside in the quarter.
Lakeside got it going even more offensively in the final quarter with 28 points, while holding University School to 21 points. Ke’Von Colbert added seven more points to his total to finish with 27 points. Ethan Colbert had a big quarter with nine points to finish with 17. Brandon Ford added a pair of three pointers to finish with 15 points. Courtez Vaughn also added a three-pointer as he finished with 17 points.
Sean Scadlock knocked down a pair of three pointers for University in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough.
TJ Kelly and Ben Clegg each finished with 16 points in the loss for University School.