Bohacek and Pressel congratulate local basketball team

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Monday, April 10, 2017 4:45 pm

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2017) - State Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) and State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) today congratulated the La Lumiere School boys basketball team on winning the 2017 DICK’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals with Senate Concurrent Resolution 52.

The team defeated Montverde Academy of Montverde, Florida, 70 – 52. Jaren Jackson led La Lumiere with 17 points and five rebounds, Brian Bowen added 15 points and seven rebounds, Jordan Poole had 13 points and four rebounds, and Tyger Campbell had 10 points and seven assists.

 “Congratulations to the La Lumiere boys basketball team on their outstanding accomplishments all season long,” Bohacek said. “I am honored to recognize these athletes for their hard work and dedication, and wish them luck in their future endeavors.”

Pressel echoed Bohacek’s comments, saying this recognition is well-deserved.

“These young athletes had their work cut out for them when entering the final round of the championship,” Pressel said. “The Lakers’ win was well-deserved redemption after last year’s buzzer-beater loss at the championship game. These players have shown tremendous work ethic as student-athletes, balancing countless hours of practices and games on top of a full academic course load. They deserve to be honored for their accomplishments.”

The team finished their 2016-2017 season with a record of 29-1 and ranked No. 1 in the “Super 25” boys basketball rankings.

To read the full text of the resolution, click here.

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State Rep. Jim Pressel represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.

A high-resolution photo of Pressel can be downloaded by clicking here.