Summary of Pre-LIT

On Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, four Regina teams competed to take their spots in the 60th Luther Invitational Tournament draw. The gym was packed, the players were ready, and the crowd cheered in the hopes that their team would make the cut!

The Riffel Royals took on the Balfour Redmen for the first game of the night; the Riffel Royals took the lead at half time with a score of 35-29. They managed to keep the lead until the end and finished with a final score of 73-54. Travis Sylvestre and Julan Lynch of the Riffel Royals each scored 17 points, and Riley Wilson of the Balfour Redmen scored 23 points to be the game’s top scorer. They will go on to advance at LIT. In the second game of the night, the Campbell Tartans took on the LeBoldus Golden Suns. The LeBoldus Golden Suns took the lead at half time with a score of 39-21, and managed to keep that lead until the end and finished with a final score of 74-63. The Campbell Tartans’ Connor Gorman scored 15 points, and Naz Mohammadi scored 13 points; the LeBoldus Golden Suns' Emmanuel Jacobs scored 21 points and Joe De Ciman scored 31 points to be the game’s top scorer. They will also advance as the final Regina team, alongside Luther, at the 60th annual LIT.