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Junior Journalist Update from Lincoln Prairie – By Kunal R.

On December 13, the Lincoln Prairie 7th grade boys basketball team got its first win of the season over Barrington Station Campus.

The game was a thriller, as it was tied after 4 quarters and went into overtime to decide the winner. The game was very low scoring, as the score after halftime was 6-4 Barrington and became 14-14 at the end of regulation.

Lincoln Prairie was down 14-12 with just a minute to go, but shooting guard Shiven P. came up with a clutch corner 2 to send the game into overtime.

In overtime, Barrington took an early lead, but Colin A. and Eloy S. each scored to give the lead back to LP. Then, with 16 seconds left to play in overtime, LP took the lead, 21-19 but Barrington got the ball. However, one of the players drove to the basket and missed the layup. Then, Colin got the rebound and dribbled out the clock to seal the victory. The entire bench and cheerleaders erupted in cheers for the team.

In this game, the MVP for the team, Eloy S., stepped up to prove himself and scored 10 points, and dished out 5 assists. Along with him, Colin A. scored 7 points and Shiven P. scored 4 points.

During the whole game, even though it was a home game for Barrington, the crowd kept roaring when either team scored points. Before the game, the players went in with the mindset that they were going to lose, because they had lost the previous 8 games, but as the game progressed, the players started to feel better, both physically and mentally. Also, this was Coach Sam Natrop’s first win as a Lincoln Prairie basketball coach. He was very ecstatic when they won and congratulated all the players for their efforts this season as this was the season finale. In conclusion, the school was very proud of the 7th graders for stepping up and getting the victory.

District 54’s Junior Journalists are seventh- and eighth-grade students from each of our junior high schools and Lincoln Prairie School who write monthly stories about their building for the District 54 website.