The Lakers would rebound Thursday night, ripping past Jordan-Elbridge 77-43. Able to score at will during the first half, Skaneateles roared out to a 50-26 advantage and, for good measure, blitzed the Eagles 20-6 in the third period, allowing the reserves to take over late.
Barron cooled down to 14 points, but Atkinson hit a trio of 3-pointers to account for most of his 11 points as Gardner also got 11 points. Ben Eppolito had nine points and Luke Drancsak contributed eight points.
But the J-E victory came at a price, as Atkinson suffered a pair of ankle sprains that could keep him out of action for the next couple of weeks. Without him, the Lakers (7-4, 5-1 league) host Bishop Grimes on Tuesday, one of just two remaining home contests (the other is Feb. 10 against J-E), as Skaneateles will visit Hannibal next Friday night.