This was a very competitive and hard fought game. Both teams played very hard throughout. The entire first half was back and forth and had several lead changes. Eldon made a basket right before halftime to stretch the lead to 3. We had a really poor start to the 3rd quarter and gave them 3 baskets and a freethrow which stretched the lead to 10 almost immediately. We then had to try and fight out of that hole for the rest of the game. We simply did not get enough defensive stops throughout the game, especially in the 3rd quarter, to give ourselves a chance to win this game. Everytime we got the lead down to 10 or 12 and we had the momentum, it seemed we would do something to hurt ourselves, like turn it over or lose a man on defense. This happened about 3 times and we were unable to close the gap because of it. Throughout the game we did do a great job of getting the ball inside and one highlight for us was James Hutchraft who finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and played the entire game. I was proud of how our team competed. If we were able to get a few more breaks or could have limitted a couple of our mistakes that would of helped make the game much closer at the end. Despite our struggles in games, each player on our team has really improved throughout the year. Hopefully they have learned a lot from the challenges they faced this season that will help them during the upcoming years.
Scoring: James Hutchcraft: 27, Dylan Long: 11, Logan Havner: 5, Jack Dulle: 3, Drew Edwards: 2