Boys basketball faces tough challenges against South Albany and Estacada

Sky Chappell

The boys basketball team struggled to find themselves victorious in their game Dec. 14 against South Albany, and again Dec. 15 against Estacada.

The boys team finished against South Albany 38-65.

“We competed well to start the game,” Coach Drew Emmert said in a statement.

By the end of the first half however, the boys had already had a total of 10 team fouls, not including personal fouls. This number continued to grow going into the third quarter.

“Mid 2nd quarter we had 3 of our starters in foul trouble and the wheels fell off. South Albany is a good well coached team, who is going to do great at 5a. They play with a lot of intensity and [we] struggled to match it.”

Subsequently, the boys finished against Estacada with a much higher score of 51-65.

Senior player Colin Nicholson scored a majority of their points in the first half, scoring 12 pts, and finishing the game with a total of 23 pts and 10 rebounds.

The Huskies struggled to pull through in defense.

“This was a back and forth game. They made a late run at the end of the 3rd. From there we struggled to hit shots and they didn’t. They hit 10 threes in the game and shot almost 50 percent from three.” Coach Emmert said. “Some of them we needed to do a better job closing out and staying tight, but some were just tough shots,”

The boys will be playing Sisters High School Dec. 19, with five more games before the end of the year.