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Kobe Leads Lakers to Finals over Mustangs

The phrase “Big play from Kobe leads Lakers to Finals” is not an uncommon thing to hear this time of year. It is usually reserved for the NBA, but it applied to this semifinal lacrosse game between the Bonneville Lakers and the Mountain Crest Mustangs. Bonneville’s Kobe Davis lead the Lakers with a 4-goal, 2-assist performance in a back-and-forth battle. The Lake-show eventually emerged with the 8-6 victory.
Bonneville got off to a fast start as Bonneville’s Kobe Davis pushed up hard from X and found Boston Dumas open on crease who finished. It was followed by Kobe Davis being able to get open on crease and finish to get a quick 2-0 lead. Mountain Crest’s Carter Federico was able to dodge right from up top and then quickly roll left and send a hard left-handed shot in past the goalie to get the Mustang’s on the board. Dumas then had the ball low on the left side, drawing the attention of the Mustang defense, and then quickly sent in a feed to Kobe who had cut across the middle and was able to catch and quickly score, putting Bonneville up 3-1 to end the 1st quarter.
Kobe started off the 2nd quarter by going one-on-one from the left side and sneaking a shot in past the keeper. Michael Swanton was then able to wrap around crease, get a step on his defender, and send a shot low past the goalie, quickly followed by McCoy Summers getting open to score for Mountain Crest, making the score 4-3 Bonneville. This was followed with a right-back-at-ya goal after the ensuing face-off by Kobe to give Bonneville a 5-3 lead. Cade Cooper was then able to get an unassisted goal in from the top of the box for Mountain Crest, followed by a Federico feed to McCoy Summer who tied it up at 5 for Mountain Crest. Braden Thornock then found Kade Weathers open near crease at the end of the third quarter to give Bonneville a 6-5 lead going into the 4th quarter.
Kobe Davis found Skyler Weathers open at the start of the 4th quarter to put Bonneville up 7-5. And then Kade Weathers dodged from up top zipping a shot in past the goalie to give them a 8-5 lead. A barrage of furious offensive possessions by Mountain Crest in the final minutes only yielded one fantastic shot by Federico where he was able to find a tiny opening past Bonneville keeper Hunter Combe, but all other attempts were unable to get through, giving Bonneville the 8-6 win. The big start and finish by Bonneville was very impressive, especially with Mountain Crest face-off ace McCoy Summers keeping most possessions with Mountain Crest.
Bonneville’s Coach Lindley on the game: “We adjusted to their face-offs and fast-breaks very well–settled things down on offense and had long possessions. Played controlled defense, didn’t ball watch or chase stick.” On how he truly felt about the game: “We’re number 1!”
Bonneville Midfielder Kobe Davis on the game “We were looking up with good off-ball movement and it paid off.” On going into championship game: “I think we’re prepared, we just have to keep doing what we’re doing and we’ll get it done.” on the rumor he changed his name to Kobe after learning that Bonneville High School’s mascot was the Lakers: “No. it just worked out that way.”
Bonneville will play Waterford on Saturday at Brighton High School at 4:30 pm for the Class B Championship

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