Lions break playoff skid before season-ending loss

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — The Daniel High School boys’ basketball team hosted the Lakewood Gators last week hoping to break a postseason losing streak that dated to the 2013 season.

The 22-5 Lions entered the Class 4A playoffs fresh off their most successful season since that 2013 season that ended in the Upper State championship game, but were facing no slouch in an uber-athletic Gators team.

After Daniel took control in the third quarter and seemed poised to bring home the victory, the Gators came roaring back to put the game in doubt. But the clutch free throw shooting of all-state guard Bobby Taylor made the difference for the Lions as they picked up the 63-55 win.

Unfortunately for Daniel, the playoff bracket alignment set the Lions up with a tall task in the second round, taking on the two-time defending

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