Thursday Recap!

The first day of the 64th annual L.I.T. was a fantastic start to what is sure to be a memorable weekend. The festivities began with the pep rally in the morning, which featured every team involved in the tournament. The first game began at 12:30 and pitted the Oak Bay Bays against the Marion Graham Falcons. Although Marion Graham produced a good effort, the Bays claimed victory with a final score of 56-75. The Senior Boys teams from Dr. Martin LeBoldus and East-Kildonan Collegiate came head to head in the second game of the afternoon. Regina’s own LeBoldus Suns, the winners of last year’s L.I.T. put up a an aggressive offence against the Winnipeg team, and won the game with a final score of 92 to 55. The third game featured another team from Regina, the Campbell Tartans, who faced off against the Alberta-natives, the Cardston Cougars. The game was fast-paced and exciting, and although many spectators suspected that the two teams might end up playing into overtime, the Cardston Cougars proved to be successful. The final score was 100 to 88. The fourth game of the tournament drew a large crowd, as it featured Luther’s very own Senior Boys team. Playing against arguably the best team in the tournament, the Lions suffered a loss of 58 to 103. Besides the exciting games on the first day of the 64th annual L.I.T., the Semple gymnasium featured wonderful works of art produced by the students of Luther College, as well as various performances. The Marion Graham drum line and Luther College Pom Team delivered impressive performances during the pep rally and halftime shows. The opening ceremonies before the 8:30 game included a beautiful performance from the Advanced Vocal Ensemble, as well as speeches from the President of Luther College, Dr. Brian Hillis, and other distinguished members of the community. The first day of the tournament concluded with a thrilling game between the Miller and Luther Senior Girls teams, long-standing rivals in the city. The final score was 75 to 50 for the Luther Lions! Thanks to all of the people, including staff, students and spectators that contributed to the success of the first day of the tournament. We hope to see you all there for day two!