Basketball - Boys Varsity
|Date:||February 8, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 60 - Canterbury 56|
The Saints came marching in to the Duryee Court today a week after a 100 point effort against the Bears. Would their offensive run continue or would the recently revamped approach make a difference. Well, in the opening minutes of the first half it looked like the Saints brought it with them again as they jumped to a 14 to 2 lead in a heartbeat. To the Bears credit there was no panic as they patiently climbed back into the game finally tying the score at 20 and finishing the half in a nip and tuck fashion leaving for the locker room with only a one point deficit 33 to 32. A very emotional first half it was with some residual effects from yesterday’s great game against Hotchkiss. The team returned refreshed and ready taking the lead by going up by six. Now the question was could we finish as the team had not been in the situation in many a game. Well, in spite of trying to give it back to Canterbury as we allowed them to take a 53 to 49 lead with only 2:30 minutes left in the game, the team played some lock down D while getting the wheels back under the bus on the offensive end closing the game with a 14 to 3 run sealing a hard fought victory 60 to 56. At last, the sweet sense of victory in front of a very supportive home court group. No time to rest on our laurels as the TP Pride will be arriving on Monday afternoon for a makeup game.
Once again Troy Pierre-Louis lead the team with 20 points which included some clutch 4 for 4 shooting from the charity stripe at the end of the game; Lavante Wiggins continued with excellent offensive, defensive and rebounding play while adding 12; Nim Farhood had a great game with 10 pivotal points; Chris Cooke had 8; Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris had 5 along with some stellar defense and TJ Stewart chipped in 3. The next two weeks show a schedule envious of the NBA as there are games on Monday, Wednesday; Friday and Saturday this week; followed by three the last week of the season. So Bear fans there is still plenty of hoop left for before it all ends.