Lakeview boys basketball crowned co-champions of MAC Bronze division

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Michael Maniaci, Staff writer

    After finishing with a 8-2 record in their division, the Lakeview Huskies finished as co-champions of the MAC Bronze division along with Marine City. 

   The last time Lakeview’s varsity boys basketball won a division title was the 2012-2013 school year, when they were co-champions with Clintondale in the MAC Silver division. The last time before that was in 1982. 

   “It’s a really big accomplishment,“ said Lucas Shock, a junior point guard for the Huskies. Shock continued,  “It was a long road. We were really underestimated because of the past years. It just feels good to prove a lot of people wrong.”

   The Huskies have had some tough matchups, with many against teams from higher divisions. This includes Grosse Pointe North, South Lake, and bitter rivals/MAC Blue champions Lakeshore. Every one of these games were won by Lakeview. 

   The boys were able to make quite the turnaround from last year, when they finished with an overall record of 5-16.

   Shock said this transformation wasn’t just because of their hard work on and off the court. 

   “Our team has a lot of team chemistry. We know how to play on the court with each other. The flow of our game is just a lot better this year,“ he expressed.

   Varsity basketball coach John Carr stated, “This is a very hard working group. They put in a lot of time in the off-season.”

   Carr has been the varsity boys coach for 7 years and has been a coach in the district since 1998. 

   “We started off being the hunters; we haven’t had great years the past couple years. We started off great, we won a city championship, shared the league championship for the second time since 1982, now we’re being hunted,” voiced Carr.

   Junior shooting guard Brendan Guciardo said he always had faith in the team.

 

   “We have a very talented team. Everyone worked hard to improve, so going into the season I knew that we had the potential to be this good.”

   The Huskies look to dive into further success this season as they start the MAC tournament with a game against Port Huron. After the tournament, they will compete in districts and look to win their first district title since 1991.