Basketball - Boys Varsity
vs. Avon Old Farms School
|Date:||February 16, 2013|
|Score:||62 - 70|
The turnaround time was a short twenty-two hours before the Bears started their trek down Route 44 for their rematch with the Avon Winged Beavers, the third rematch game in a row and the fourth game of the week. Would the team be able to build the first two-game win streak of the season? In the first half, it looked very much like the team would be able to clip the Wings off the Beavers again as they left at the end of the first stanza with a seven-point lead, 29-22. In the second half, the Bears managed to keep the lead for most of the half, but then it happened again: Avon caught us and took the lead with three minutes to go. It was like watching a balloon completely deflate as the energy level just left. Players’ legs were gone, shots were short, defense was poor and the effects of playing a four-game week became quite evident. The heart and mind was willing, but the physical being had nothing left in the tank. Our hope for two-in-a -row was derailed by the Avon five as they won 70-62. Turnaround time until the next event: Sunday off, then the start of a three-game week with a Monday game at Hotchkiss before the end of the regular season.
Kyle Kobis continued his attack on the basket with 33 points, including four three-pointers, and Chris Gaynor contributed a 19-point effort. Unfortunately, the rest of the troops were not able to continue their great offensive effort and only contributed ten additional points as a whole. After a nice day off the hope is that the team will be energized for their rematch against Hotchkiss on Monday.