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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Junior High Boys Basketball

Junior High Boys Basketball Put in Crestline Doghouse

By: Allie Crall, “Royal Times”
On Thursday, January 30, 2014, the 7th grade boys basketball played the Crestline Bulldogs at home. The Bulldogs started strong and ended strong as the Royals failed to defeat the Bulldogs, 39-20. The Royals could not stop the Bulldog’s offense from the beginning of the game due to their height advantage in the post. The Royals fell short during the first quarter when the Bulldogs out-scored the Royals 16-7. The second quarter was even more difficult for the Royals where they only managed to score two points allowing the Bulldogs to maintain a healthy first half lead, 23-9. The 7th grade could not keep up with the Bulldogs, which was made clear in the third quarter when the Bulldogs outscored the Royals, 12-4. The Royals never gave up and still managed to fall short. The Royals were led by leading scorer, Logan Sand, with 7 points. The 7th graders will play their next game in the NCC tournament with a to be announced date and time. 

In 8th grade boys basketball action, the Royals were also defeated by the Bulldogs, 50-43. The Royals played an excellent first half doing a great job of controlling the games tempo taking 21-15 lead at the half . However, after the half, the Bulldogs out-scored the Royals 20-12 taking the lead and never looking back. In the second half, the Bulldogs took control on offense and the Royals defense could not find a way to stop the Bulldog’s. The 8th grade failed to control the Bulldogs post player, who scored 12 of the 20 points in the third quarter. Leading scorer for the Royals, Cole Heinlen, scored 12 points with 4 of them being foul shots. The Royals will not be making up any games that were missed do to cancellations. The 8th grade will also play in the NCC tournament with a date and time to be announced later.

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