Spartan Country was invaded Tuesday night by the West Bladen Knights, who fought hard for a victory. The Knights came out the winners, with a close score of 48-33.
At the start of this match up, it was obvious the game could go either way. Union had 11 points, slightly outdoing West Bladen’s 10 points. However, West Bladen continued to add to their score in the second, and held Union to add only 2 points.
The score at halftime was 13-21, in West Bladen’s favor. Both teams battled in the third, and added 11 points each to the scoreboard. Victory was within reach for the Spartans, but they just couldn’t find what was needed for the win. The Knights held on, and came out the victors, 48-33.
Coach Tim Pope commented, “We had a good effort tonight, but our problem is the same. We cannot make free throws and lay-ups. We shot 27% from the free throw line, shot 30% from the floor, and had 20 turnovers. That is not a recipe for success. We had a good defensive effort, but when you can only score 33 points, that’s a problem. We’ll get back at it tomorrow, and work towards a win Thursday at Trask.”
Leading scorers for the Spartans were Dezmond Faison with 10 points, Maurice Robinson with 7 points, Cameron Carter with 6 points, Brandon Lovette with 5 points, and Jajuan Newkirk with 5 points.
The Spartans will travel to Trask Thursday night for their last game before Christmas break.