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Basketball - Boys Junior Varsity
|Date:||January 26, 2013|
|Score:||26 - 43|
As has been our trend, the game got off to a good start for us. We were especially solid on the defensive end, making it tough for our opponents to get much going offensively. We handled their ball screens pretty well and forced challenged shots. When we got misses, we did a fine job on the board, led by Djetry Joseph '15, who we were happy to have back in the lineup. At the outset, too, we looked really strong on the offensive side of the ball as well. In one early possession, we ran absolutely perfect offense -- multiple people touched the ball, we worked hard off the ball, and Creedy Acosta '13 got a nice look that he canned from the right wing. The next possession, we ran an offensive set that resulted in an easy layin. We led 4-0. The scored stayed pretty low for a while -- which was to our advantage -- but eventually our talented opponents from Suffield starting to hit some shots. Meanwhile, we went ice cold on the offensive end and started to fall prey to our #1 plague this year: turnovers. Those turnovers yielded some easy scores for them and we totally lost our momentum. Momentum that we could never seem to get back. We limped to the locker room with only 6 points on the board.
We returned in the 2nd, though, with improved energy and resolve. Max Way '15 and John Leasure '15 played solid halves to keep us going and we were able to put 20 more points on the board. Still, that was far, far short of what we needed. Still, there were some good signs in the second half -- some pieces that we'll need to build on quickly as we have Salisbury in a rematch on Monday afternoon. It's obviously been a tough start to the year for us, but the boys are committed to getting better and to giving ourselves a chance to win some games.