Posted On: 11/24/19 10:00 AM

Linton/HMB went 11-11 in 2018-19, showing the capability to compete with a lot of high-end Class B schools, but also struggling to consistently beat the teams considered above them in the rankings. The Lions have the look of a team that could be on the rise though, as they’ve got a talented returning core led by potential all-state guard Lucas Schumacher. 

KEY RETURNERS: Lucas Schumacher, Paul McCrory, Carter Renz, 

Schumacher is one of the best players in Class B North Dakota and can dominate a game like few others are capable at this point. The 6-foot-2 junior guard is a scoring machine who can fill it up from all three levels. He has a lot on his plate on both ends of the floor, but he’s going to put up huge numbers the next two years and the Lions will be dangerous because of it. 

McCrory and Renz were starters in the backcourt last year for the Lions, providing solid defense and complementary ball-handling. Both guys showed last season that they can regularly score in double-figures and they’ll be in great positions to put up solid numbers this year playing with Schumacher. 

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