The Damascus Hornets hosted a double-header Wednesday night, against the Blake Bengals. It was the Damascus Hornets senior night for Basketball, Poms and Cheerleading. Leading off the doubleheader the guys came ready to play and make a statement knowing that it was senior night for a few of them. Early in the first the Bengals came out on a 20-6 run punishing the Hornets on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The Hornets start to fly their way back in the game with strong play by the 6’4 junior Rashard Budd and their point guard.
Going into halftime the game is still anybody’s and it’s up for grabs. At the opening of the third quarter the Hornets get right to it scoring tough buckets in transition and playing strong defense but the Bengals will not fall off they continued to use their athleticism and speed as the way to beat the Hornets and their strategy continued to work through the remained of the game.
Finale Score Blake Bengals 67 – Damascus Hornets 61
From The Coaches Corner:
Damascus Hornets Coach Says” I think we played really hard, I think it’s the hardest we played all year, Blake is the best team we played all year, I was happy we could played all season, I think we play really well.”
Blake Bengals Head Coach Marcus Wiggins:Says” we didn’t play for 32 minutes, we came out like gangbuster, we didn’t play for 32 minutes, we have to stop looking at the team we play against and just play our game.”
Blake Bengals Stats: #2 Ricardo Mancia 13 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 assist, #21 Ryan Deane 4 points, 2 rebounds, #32 Magnus Richards 15 points, 6 rebound, 4 steals, 1 assist, #42 Avery Ugba 11 points, 4 rebound, 1 assist, #1 Breon Herbert 7 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 assist, #25 Akindele Jones 5 points, 1 rebounds, #34 Deshante Brown 3 points, 1 rebound,1 steal, #12 Stefan Sigwalt 2 points, 1 rebounds, #3 Dave Friedman 4 points, 2 steal, #11 AJ Butts 2 point,1 steal, #4 Sakoo Lebrew 1 point
Damascus Hornets Stats: #0 Deandre Jolly 10 points, 1 rebounds, 3 steals, #2 Cade Woody 8 points, 6 rebound, 4 steals, 1 assist, #23 Jack Rogers 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, #5 Joseph Daniel 9 points, 1 rebound, #11 Rashard Budd 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steals, #12 Austin Sanquist 5 points, #22 Jalen Christian 4 points, 1 rebounds, #33 Dave Friedman 4 points, 2 steal, #30 Byron Lyons 2 point,1 steal
Story by Devaunte Morgan ***** Stats by Kyle Hall
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