BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-15
For a preview to the Eagles basketball season and a look at their scores so far, check out the Winter Sports Box Scores, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and all winter sports.
Also, please be sure to check out the Eagle’s schedule for the upcoming season at Max Preps. The Eagles are currently 10-11 overall record and 2-3 in league play. The Eagle’s next game will be Feb. 6 as they take on Parlier High School.
BOYS’ BASKETBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2014-2015
Eagles are defeated by the Minaret’s Mustangs, Jan. 27
For the final Fresno Christian varsity boys’ home basketball game, the Eagles were set to take on the Mustangs of Minarets. The Eagles lost to the ‘Stangs earlier in the year and were looking to redeem themselves on the team’s Senior Night.
Before the game, time was taken to honor the seven seniors on the Varsity team. Christopher Grossman, Daniel Cliff, Aaron DeWolf, Anthony Zhang, Toby Pan, Trevor Beal, and Cole Nale were all honored before the game for their efforts throughout their high school basketball career.
Both teams came out with energy. The Mustangs’ full court press quickly caught the eagles off guard and led to easy buckets. However, the Eagles’ shooting and deadly range from beyond the perimeter kept them in the game.
By the end of the first quarter, the score was knotted at 20. In the second quarter, the Eagles’ defense picked up, holding the Mustangs to only seven points in the quarter. Meanwhile, their offense remained hot, hitting their shots and jumped out to a quick lead heading into halftime, 35-27
In the second half, at the start of the third quarter, the Eagles scoring ceased to exist. Much like it has all season, the scoring woes in the second half continued, as the Eagles were unable to put the ball in the hoop, helping keep Minarets in the game.
In the fourth quarter, the game was close, with Minarets holding a slight three point lead with under three minutes to play. However, the ‘Stangs were able to get hot, score some three-point shots, and nurse the lead with free throws, as they pulled away with a 65-56 victory.
Senior Aaron DeWolf said it was disappointing to lose on senior night and the team has a lot of work to do.
“It was a disappointing loss,” DeWolf said. “Any lose is tough, but being senior night we all really wanted to come away with the win. We need to stay focused and get better as a team if we want to make a run in playoffs, and it is going to take a lot of hard work to get there.”
The Eagles fall to 10-12 on the year with the loss and a 2-4 record in WSL play.
The Eagles next game will be on Friday as the team travels to Parlier to take on the Panthers.
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