Basketball - MS Gold
vs. Chapelgate Christian Academy
|Date:||December 11, 2018|
Our Gold Basketball team took to the floor yesterday at Pollock to take on a tall and athletic Chapelgate team that came ready to play. Unlike other games, our Gold team came out swinging taking everything Chapelgate had to give us. After two baskets by Chapelgate, Ryan Nelson, with his slick dribbling and smart passing scored on a nice lay-up. Andrew Cooper had a beautiful drive as well, and Jason Nelson came in and scored a few buckets to keep the game close. After a nice shot from the lane by Kahlil Taylor, and the game was tied.
Landon Blue started the scoring with a beautiful slashing basket as he weaved past his defender for a basket to give us the lead. Amir Saddler also scored on a strong rebound, fake, and basket. As we went into halftime, St. Paul's Gold took a 21-20 lead while frustrating Chapelgate with our pressure defense that lead to many turnovers.
As we started the second half, our Gold team quickly ran into foul trouble, similar to what transpired in the first half. The only difference this time was that Chapelgate made most of their free throws to give their team a small lead. Kahlil Taylor had nice shot from the foul line, and Cadigan Kimball scored inside among the giants to keep the game close. Unfortunately our shots stopped falling, and we gave up too many second chances to the taller Chapelgate team. As the final whistle sounded, Chapelgate defeated our Gold team 37-27.
The final score was not an indicator on how well these boys played. Chapelgate had two big kids that were athletic, fast, and scored 29 of their teams 37 points. Our big boys battled all game long with their talented front court, but it was just not enough. We will continue to work hard to correct our weaknesses, and continue to grow and get better every day. Thank you for coming out yesterday and cheering on the boys.
Player of the game: Jason Nelson - Jason did a nice job of creating his own shot, and his sharp shooting in the first half is why we went into halftime with the lead. Jason is so talented, he is just scratching the surface on how good he can be.