Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cougar Basketball Game 5 vs Reed

Your 7th grade Basketball Cougars took on Reed Middle School yesterday afternoon. The B team came out firing on all cylinders thanks to great team defense led by Brant Jones’s team high four steals and the combination of Tory Hall and Sam Stuckey who combined for seven defensive rebounds. Noah Nease and Cole Oliver were like money in the bank for the Cougars- depositing bucket after bucket and scoring twelve and fifteen points respectively. With Carver leading 33-2 at the half the team slowed the tempo down in the second half to take time off the clock- Josh Beach and Hussain Rao did a great job of reversing the ball up top and then feeding it to the awaiting hands of Logan Werdeman and Nayeem Choudhury. At one point the cougars ate up nearly two minutes off the clock on one possession and cruised to a42-6 victory.

The A team came out strong against the Reed Beavers and it was a great first half for both teams. Trading points back and forth was the theme in the first half- proven by the 13-13 tie at the end of the first quarter and the 29-25 lead held by Reed at the half. Several Cougars had picked up fouls in the physical play of the first half and that would prove to be a difficult problem to get around. The Beavers came out strong in the third and were determined to build up an early lead. Three Carver starters including Hunter Steinmetz, Jake Brown, and Ben Sandy had to spend time on the bench due to foul trouble and the Cougars fell behind 46-34 at the end of the third. The Cougars showed true grit and clawed their way back to within seven points before the Beavers were able to pad their lead back up to ten sending Carver home with a 52-42 loss. Hunter Steinmetz scored five three pointers in the game and led the team with twenty-one points and Kendrick Price added fifteen. Price, Ben Sandy, Stephen Smith, and Isaiah Holyfield combined for an impressive eighteen defensive rebounds.

The Cougars will be playing at home against the Pershing Generals this Wednesday. The B game will start at 3:00 p.m. and the A game at 4:00.

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