Lyman Ward hoops ready for Final 4 tonightPublished 1:51pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012
After losing to Cornerstone Christian Academy twice and defeating them once in the season, the Lyman Ward Military Academy Rangers will face off against them again tonight in the AISA Class A Final Four tonight at Huntington College in Montgomery.
“Cornerstone is a good team that we have ran into a few times this year,” LWMA head coach Dwayne Thomas said.
“We’re looking to get back to the basics tonight and get a win.”
The Rangers (18-4) find themselves in the Final Four after a 52-48 victory over Ashford in the quarterfinals.
Lyman Ward is led by Robert Ristanoe, who nailed four three point shots in the victory over Ashford.
“We need Robert to keep putting in consistent points for us down the stretch here,” Thomas said.
“If we can get a complete team effort, we can get the win.”
Cornerstone Christian is known for running a strong defense, allowing only 35 points in the previous tournament game to SMCA.
Point guard Dillon McMullen will be a big part of the LWMA offense, as he will need to drive and dish the ball through the LWMA game plan.
“Cornerstone plays in-your-face defense, so we need our Dillon to be smart with the ball,” Thomas said.
“It’s also time for bigs to step up and make plays for us under the basket.”
Lyman Ward and Cornerstone Christian are set for a 10:30 a.m. tip off this morning at Huntington College in Montgomery.