Lighthouse Elementary students take on CSI basketball team

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Students at Lighthouse Christian School received a unique reward for excelling in physical education classes, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

"We set a goal out for our whole elementary and for the kids to go out and eat healthy, get better sleep, exercise more," Lighthouse athletic director Daequon Montreal explained. "Just to be healthier in general."

"We challenged the kids to drink more water, sleep more than eight hours of sleep required, eat fruits and vegetables," said Lighthouse Elementary School principal, Allison Hamilton.

"Our goal is to make our kids more fit like these guys," Montreal said. "And so the prize was the ultimate top 15 kids go to compete against the CSI guys."

And the students of Lighthous did more than just compete, they took the CSI men into overtime, prompting one comment from CSI assistant coach Aaron Anderson.

"The guys need to take care of the ball a little bit more," said Anderson. "Had a few turnovers and they've allowed the elementary kids to go off and score off the turnovers."

Although the CSI men were playing generously, to put in mildly, the Lighthouse kids were able to pull out the win 50-46 in overtime.

"Of course CSI is always generous with us, so it was awesome," Principal Hamilton said.

And even though the Lighthouse kids are too young to play at the collegiate level, there just might have been a few future Golden Eagles out there on the court.

"I hope to continue this and keep working towards something special," Anderson said.

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