Multiple Teams · Mt Vernon Boys 8th Grade Basketball beat Heritage Christian Middle School 64-34


Monday, November 21, 2016

5:30 PM

Heritage Christian Middle School
AWAY
34
Mt Vernon
HOME
64

Game Recap

“A” Team
The Marauders “A” team found themselves struggling early against the Eagles, but just as Coach Williams went to call a timeout to get the team re-focused Cam Lusby & Brian Heard hit back to back three pointers, forcing a Heritage Christian timeout. Out of the first quarter timeout, Lusby drained three more three-point bombs & Heard added another, jumping out to a 20-7 lead.

In the second quarter, the visiting Eagles showed a little more heart as they scrapped their way back into the game. But a few Connor Cox baskets allowed MV to maintain a commanding lead at the half, 32-17.

Out of the half, Matt Coons & AJ Swingle injected their energy by pressuring the Heritage Christian backcourt, creating several turnovers that lead to some easy buckets for the Marauders.

MV took their 44-25 lead into the 4th quarter. Then, Dallas Turner entered the game with four & a half minutes left. Turner was the recipient of awesome ball movement by the Marauders, leading to three straight three pointers & a long two. Turner finished with 11 points in the final few minutes, bringing much excitement to the MV “Bench Mob” & a 64-34 victory for the Marauders.

The balanced Marauder attack was lead by Lusby with 16 points & Turner with 11, as the team hit 10 three pointers.

“B” Team
Riding the wave of excitement from the weekend’s tournament championship victory & the “A” game prior, the Marauders “B” team came out focused & intense ready to ground the Eagles. Unfortunately for Heritage Christian the flight of the Eagles would never leave the runway.

The Marauders looked like they were running a track meet, by out-sprinting the Eagles up & down the floor. Forcing several turnovers which lead to three three-pointers & many lay-ups in the first quarter. Dallas Turner picked up right where he left off, knocking down an early three & Aden Cappalletti added two more threes. Scott Lohman’s hustle paid off, as he scored off of several fast break lay-ups.

To finish off the first half, Logan LeRoy knocked down a couple of threes, Turner added two of his own, & Chauncey Agbor came in off the bench to snag a few rebounds & scoring on his put backs giving the Marauders a 42-15 lead at the break.

In the third quarter, Cam Sullivan took over on defense by taking the ball from the Eagle guards on three consecutive possessions, then leading the break & facilitating the ball to Cappalletti & Lohman scores. 60-21 at the end of the third.

Sullivan did not let up in the final stanza, as he continued to disrupt the Heritage Christian offense. “Sully” finished with 13 points & 8 steals. Jack Greer added the energy to help lead the Marauder defense & the balanced offensive attack put 72 points on the board (MV 72 – HC 28).

The victory improves the “B” team record to 3-1, as Cappalletti finished with 15 points, Sullivan & Turner each with 13, Lohman with 12, LeRoy – 9, Agbor – 8, Greer – 2.

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Heritage Christian Middle School
7
17
25
34
Mt Vernon
20
32
44
64