Gibraltar got off to a hot start in the opening round of the WIAA Division 5 playoffs against Lena and never looked backed. The fifth-seeded Vikings had a double-figure lead almost the entire game and won 81-41 over the 12th-seeded Wildcats.
It was clear from the opening warmups that Gibraltar had a major size advantage and they used it well to dominate the paint. No one player really dominated for the Vikings as their leading scorers, Evan Henry and Andras Szakala, only scored 14 points. Every player on the roster played in the game and it was a total team effort on both ends of the floor. Lena got a good shooting game from freshman guard Max Beyer who led all scorers with 17 points on five made threes. At the end of the game, Head Coach Justin Burress had all five seniors playing at one time and then substituted them all out of the game at once so the crowd could give them a standing ovation in what will probably be their final home game.
Gibraltar will next take on fourth-seeded Florence on the road on Friday night. The Bobcats took down Goodman/Pembine 78-54.