BOYS BASKETBALL (Team Pages)
Second year Head Coach, Nathan Bellefeuille, and the Legacy Boys Basketball program are off to a strong start and look to be one of the top contenders in Section 4A. Coach Bellefeuille reflects on the phenomenal job of his captains, Carson Sharp, Primeau Hill, Jake Wald and Trenton Harrison, in advancing the program and owning the INVEST culture he originally initiated.
New this season, was the team holiday trip to Coach Bellefeuille’s hometown of Frazee, where they would face a big, physical team that plays a very aggressive style. “Our boys took on the challenge and came away with an 87-73 win.” What was special about that game is they had so many different guys step up and hit big shots or get important stops throughout the game. This is one of the things that stands out about this team…on any different night, anyone can be the scoring leader! Currently, Jake Wald is leading the team with 19 points and 5 assists a game. His experience, fluidity and playmaking ability makes everyone on the floor a better player. Primeau Hill is an absolute lockdown defender. Players have a really hard time getting around Primeau and are exhausted after the game because they can never take a play off. If they make even the slightest mistake, Primeau is there to clean it up and get us going on the other end of the floor.
Another important update is how the team is doing on their 3-point shots! Earlier this year our team decided to dedicate their season to one of their favorite teachers and coaches, Jon Schultz. We decided to start a campaign where participants donate a dollar for every three pointer we make throughout the season. We have over thirty families participating and we have made 137 threes in our season so far. It has been awesome for the boys to see how basketball can be bigger than a game and how we can use our talents to serve our brother in Christ.
When asked about the upcoming postseason, Coach shared, “Our team believes they are a contender for the Section 4A championship. If we continue to channel our best, we are fully capable of making it to the state tournament.” Watch for dates, times, and locations in future eNews and social media postings to cheer this team on past the regular season!
GIRLS BASKETBALL (Team Pages)
Growth is the word that comes to mind when Head Coach Kaia Hill reflects on the first half of the girls basketball season. “To think back to our first few games and see how far these girls have come is pretty remarkable and a testament to the work they are putting in.” Since the calendar turned to 2020 the girls have been playing their best basketball.
Beyond the goals that the team sets each season, LCA Girls Basketball has six core covenants that guide the program. These covenants serve as a foundation and vision for what their program is all about. Their core covenants are principles that each player and coach commits to visibly demonstrating both on and off the court.
The acronym IMPACT stands for INTENTIONAL – MAGNIFY – POSITIVE – AUTHENTIC – COMMITTED – TENACITY. But it also stands for the legacy each player and coach hopes to leave. LCA Girls Basketball strives to leave an IMPACT that points to the cross. Their purpose is to glorify the name of Jesus Christ, to leave an IMPACT that points to Him.
This mission has been their main focus this year and the girls have been finding ways to make an IMPACT both on and off the court.
As playoffs approach, the girls are focusing on taking one step forward each day. “We said from the get-go that we want to be playing our best basketball come section time,” said Coach Hill. “If we can continue to climb, I think some exciting things could happen come playoff time.”
WINTER CO-OP SPORTS
In addition to our in-house teams, Legacy Athletics has been proud to support 5 athletes on co-op teams this winter.
- The Providence Hockey team is currently 8-8-1. The boys from Legacy have integrated well with teammates from 6 other co-op schools. They are enjoying having a full bench each game and getting to know the other guys both on and off the ice. James Smith leads the Legacy boys with 7 goals, followed by Delfin Cruz with 5 and Andrew Price with 2.
- Legacy Seniors Blake Weiss and Jeremy Davie have enjoyed their final season with the Andover Huskies Nordic Ski Team. Weiss continues to be a top contributor, finishing in the top 3 consistently, and hopes to have a strong showing at the Section 5 meet on February 5th at Theo Wirth Park.