Dimond Falls Short at Regions

Dimond was on the free throw line with two seconds left and down a point, all the crowd could do was hope that the free throw would go in. The ball bounced off the rim and into a Bartlett player’s hand, and all of a sudden the game was over. Dimond had lost Regions 44-43. The Dimond High Lynx boy’s basketball team came into the tournament ranked as number two on the brackets. Their first game was against town rival South High. The game would be their third meeting with South, after winning the other two times. Dimond trampled over South, winning 75-61. Senior Travis Thompson led all scores with 27 points and dished out 5 assists. Sophmore Ryden Hines had 23 points and grabbed 10 boards. Dimond’s next game was against Service. Coming of their upset over Chugiak, Service was ready for the Lynx. In the end, Dimond held them off 51-36. During the first half of the game Thompson broke his hand. He came out into the second half determined to take Dimond to State. Thompson had another game high with 17 points. Because of his broken hand, Thompson could only be on the sidelines when Dimond played Bartlett in the regional championships. The game was a nail biter coming down to a last second free throw. But Dimond was only a point short of winning the regional championship. Junior J.J. Jack-Nixon led the team with 14 points.