PHOTO GALLERY: Boys Basketball drops conference opener in heartbreaking fashion to Prosser

Senior Erik Peoples scores with 2.5 seconds left to give Prosser their second win of the year.


Megan Mesikapp

Lane’s Shaheed Solebo tries to break past two defenders.

Lane Tech Boys Basketball, fresh off a rivalry win over Taft, looked to expand their win streak Wednesday night as they opened up Chicago Public Red Northwest play against the Prosser Falcons.

Lane struggled early in the first half, as three early fouls by sophomore Dalton Scantlebury sent him to the bench. Lane’s offense fell behind early, but junior Shaheed Solebo exploded in the second quarter, scoring 18 first half points to lead the Champions to a 32-31 halftime lead.

It was a hot start for the Champions in the third quarter, as they grew their lead to as much as nine, but the Falcons fought back to tie it through three quarters of play. After a back a forth fourth quarter, a short bank shot with 2.5 seconds left by Prosser’s Erik Peoples gave the Falcons (2-5, 0-2 conference) a 63-61 win over Lane (4-3, 0-1).

The dynamic duo of Solebo and Scantlebury led Lane in scoring, but fell just short of a winning effort. Solebo finished the game with 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Scantlebury scored 15 points and seven rebounds.

Lane will return to action Friday as they host Perspectives-IIT/Joslin to try to even out their conference record. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. at Lane Gymnaisum.

See photos from Lane’s two-point loss below:

Alex Burstein contributed reporting.