LANDON BASKETBALL 63 SIDWELL FRIENDS 68

The Quakers arrived in Bethesda with a two day old 10 point victory over #1 Gonzaga (plus an earlier 10 point victory over EHS) armed with Villanova recruit, Josh Hart, 6’4” averaging 26.4 points @ game. The Bears didn’t buy the hype and from the first tip-off, through 4 periods and 2 overtimes (a total of 40 minutes) the home team battled. The final score, Bears 63-68 Quakers, did not reflect the Bears’ tenacity, the coaches’ creative defenses and the full team effort.

The home team got it going early, much to the surprise of the SF team. The gracious hosts assigned someone (Kahleef Bradford, Jordan Marshall, Isaiah Colclough, Marshall Peters, Kolby Williams, Tumi Onaghise and others) to accompany Mr. Hunt everywhere he went on the court and to deny him the ball. He was frustrated for much of the game by this coaching tactic. The remaining Quakers were defensed by a zone.

The result of this tactics was that the Bears were up 7-2 after 3 minutes and 14-9 after 6 minutes. The Quakers applied a full court press and forced turnovers, resulting in a six point run the Bears relinquished the lead in the last two minutes.

END OF 1ST QUARTER QUAKERS 15 BEARS 14

The momentum of the full court press continued for the first 2 minutes of the next period. To confuse SF, Coach Luther threw a pure zone and it worked. The Bears clawed back to take a 26-24 lead with less than 120 seconds remaining. Sebastian Wells began to control the paint, rebounding, blocking shots and making baskets. The teams battled back and forth as the clock approached half, but the home team took a one point lead at half.

HALFTIME BEARS 29 QUAKERS 28

The 3rd quarter saw the home team hold the lead for almost 7 minutes. The points came from Sebastian, Marshall, Isaiah and Kahleef to make it Bears 41 Quakers 37. The visitors closed out the period with 6 consecutive points.  

 

END OF 3RD QUARTER QUAKERS 43 BEARS 41

Again the teams battled back and forth with four ties in this 8 minute segment with the biggest advantage being 6 points by the Bears (52-46) at 2:17. With 0:52 the visitors tied it up through a three point bucket and three foul shots.

END OF REGULATION BEARS 52 QUAKERS 52.

The first overtime (4 minutes) went half way through before a point (an Isaiah foul shot). The visitors got a foul shot and a field goal to take a 2 point lead, but Marshall hit a bucket to tie it up at 1:09. Neither team scored during the remainder of that period.

END OF 1ST OVERTIME #1 BEARS 55 QUAKERS 55

The next segment was a burst of scoring by the visitors and taking a 63-58 lead @ 1:48 remaining. Four of those points were from the foul line and two shots from the floor. The Bears fought back to make it 65-61 but the referees put the visitors at the line thereafter. Clayton Collins, who scoredthroughout the game, had a nice lay up as the buzzer sounded.

The visitors must have felt relieved to have escaped with a victory. Coach Singletary spent much of the game exhorting his team to work harder, saying repeatedly that they were boing outworked by the Bears.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 63 QUAKERS 68

Bears scoring

Player             points

Wells              28 (28 rebounds

Peters             12

Collins           10

Williams         4

Colclough     2

Onaghise      2

Bradford         2

Marshall         2

Quaker leaders

Hart                 24

Bell                 13

Hillman          12

McGloin         11

 

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