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Lambert avoids first round scare against Mill Creek
Longhorns led by just one point with a minute remaining
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Lambert senior forward Connor Mannion is congratulated by students after the Longhorns' 70-62 victory Wednesday in the first round of the Class AAAAAA tournament. - photo by Micah Green
Whether or not Lambert was looking past Mill Creek is a secret they can keep to themselves, but despite a sluggish start, the Region 6-AAAAAA champions and No. 1 seeded Longhorns pulled away late for a more-dramatic-than-anticipated 70-62 win on Wednesday night in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs. After losing a lead many moments throughout the game, Lambert went up 60-59 when Connor Mannion drilled a 3-pointer, assisted from Ross Morkem, with 1:23 to play.