Big Harrisonville Cats claw Dogs

Posted January 17, 2013 at 11:04 am

y Coach Ryan Waters

The varsity Bulldog boys basketball team lost Monday night 55 to 22 to a very good Harrisonville Wildcat basketball team.

I thought our defense was pretty good but we just couldn’t consistently score to stay in the ballgame. They were a big and physical team who took us out of any offenses we tried to run.

On a positive note, we did think our defense was better. Holding a high caliber team like Harisionville to 55 points is not an easy task.

Our youth and inexperience reared its ugly head, as we had 31 turnovers as a team, and only attempted 24 shots from the field (not including free throws). Harrisonville’s defense completely got us out of what we wanted to do and made our guards make quick decisions that proved very costly for us.

We shot 6/20 (30%) from two pt. field goal range and 0/4 from three pt. range (0%) and 10 / 18 (55%) from the free throw line to Harrisonville’s 16/45 (35%) for two pt. field goals and 4/12 (33%) for three pointers and 11/17 (64%) from the free throw line. Harrisonville only had eight turnovers.

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PAST THE DEFENDER – In the JV contest, which the Bulldogs lost 38-53, Jesse Spencer, 21, drove to the basket, made the defender commit, then passed the ball out to a teammate.

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KEITH DRIVES – Varstiy Bulldog junior Robert Keith, No. 33, a starter, drives for a lay-up attempt against the Wildcats Monday night as teammate Colten Hedrick, No. 52, a sophomore starter, helps set up the play.

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PICK POCKET ATTEMPT – Sophomore Bulldog Varsity Point Richard Lyness, No. 11, holds off Harrisonville Wildcat senior Jacob Gibbs, No. 23, as he brings the ball down the court past the block by Colten Hedrick, No. 52.

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BY HOOK OR CROOK – Bulldog JV freshman Blake Cluck tries a hook shot to get over the Wildcat defenders as fellow freshman Cody McNeece gets in postion to rebound.