2018 Golden Throne Preview: Lewiston Girls
LEWISTON, ID —
Arguably the biggest high school sports event in the LC Valley his happening this Friday: The Inland Cellular and P1FCU Golden Throne.
To start the week off, we’ll be previewing each of the four teams playing: Clarkston boys and girls and Lewiston boys and girls.
On paper, the Lewiston girl basketball teams isn’t having a bad season whatsoever.
Currently, the Bengals have a 14-6 season with a 2-4 Inland Empire League schedule.
Earlier this season, the Bengals had a seven game-winning streak, until they got bit by the injury bug.
“It sucked,” Lewiston senior guard Demi Randall said. “But instead of giving up, we just game together even more and just went through it.”
Despite their conference record, Lewiston has strung together some wins.
Right now, the Bengals have won two out of the last three games, heading into the Golden Throne.
Lewiston is a very experienced team, littered with seniors and juniors.
Among the class of 2018, two players: Demi Randall and Cameron Cady are playing college basketball.
“It feels good knowing that there are going to be other people continuing this with us,” Randall said. “It means just as much to them as it does to me.”
For seven seniors, this will be their last Golden Throne.
Although the Lewiston girls have dominated the series as of late…
“We are just always competitive and regardless about how much talent one team has,” Senior post Cameron Cady said. “They’re significantly better than the other, there’s usually always a good game just because of the stakes of it all.”
This game will close out the regular season for Lewiston.
As the players get ready for the post season, they aren’t taking this match-up lightly.
“It’s really exciting and the atmosphere is unreal to be in,” Cady said.
“The atmosphere of that game gets you kind of pumped up,” Senior guard Alyssa Ralstin said. “So, hopefully the energy of that game will carry over to our play-off games.”
“We will win,” Randall said. “And I’m very positive about it.”
Lewiston and Clarkston has serious talent.
Both school each have multiple players that are playing college sports in the future.
From NAIA to even NCAA interests.
This will be a good one.