Startup of Basketball Season


The winter season is always very exciting for Lewis Cass boys basketball fans. The season is just starting up and the boys are looking to make this season a special one. The Kings are returning four starters after graduating just two seniors last year. The returning starters include Tyson Good, Luke Chambers, Haden McClain, and L.J. Hillis. The other starter for the Kings this season will be senior Keaton Lewellen. Off of the bench, contributors will include Wyatt Loos, Owen Lowe, Breyton Hensley, and Trey Johnson.Tyson was the leading scorer for the team last year averaging just under sixteen points per game. Luke was a dominant force in the paint for the Kings last year, and after a great off-season he is looking to have an even greater presence inside. Haden and L.J. are key defenders for Cass and are looking to lock people up on the defensive end of the floor. Overall, with heights of 6’6”(Tyson), 6’6”(Keaton), 6’5”(Luke), 6’4”(L.J.), and 5’9”(Haden), Cass has a very tall and lengthy team. They try to use this to their advantage throughout the season to try and make things difficult for opposing offenses.


Over the summer, the basketball team took many opportunities to bond together and improve on their chemistry. They traveled to the University of St. Francis in June for D1 Camp. There, the team competed against teams from all over the state of Indiana. At the end of the camp, all of the teams competed in a tournament against each other. Lewis Cass made it all the way to the championship game where they lost to Homestead. This was a demonstration of how much potential that the Kings have with this team. Taylor High School hosted basketball games in their gyms on every Thursday of June. Schools from all around the area were invited to compete. The Lewis Cass basketball team went every single Thursday and played some tough competition there. Throughout all of June, the team also had weights three times a week. They took this opportunity to improve their strength and make big gains in their weight room numbers. There were also both mandatory and optional practices throughout June. These also were about three times a week and were used to improve on many of the fundamentals of the game. Overall, the summer was a crucial part in both bringing the team together and the enhancement of their skills.


The past two seasons have ended in heartbreak for the Kings. Both of the previous two teams lost in the sectional championship game. In 2021, the Kings lost to the Rochester Zebras by a score of 50-53. The following season, they got revenge on Rochester by destroying them in the first round of sectionals, beating them by 34 points. Unfortunately though, after defeating North Newton by 30 points in the second round, the Kings were defeated by the Renselear Bombers by a score of 43-47 in the championship game. This year the Lewis Cass boys basketball team is looking to finally take that next step and take home the trophy.