SPORTS CAMP INFO
Cards basketball goes 0-2 over the weekend
December 12, 2012Southport High School
The boys basketball team lost to Bloomington South Friday, Dec. 7. The score of the game was 24-53.
Head varsity coach Mr. Kyle Simpson was an assistant varsity coach for Bloomington South for 12 years.
“Going back to Bloomington South was a little emotional for me because I grew up in that program,” Simpson said. “They recognized me before the start of the game, which caught me off guard.”
Simpson believed the team played hard and competed with the panthers.
Hitting shots was a vital part of the game.
“We got a lot of looks, but just didn’t hit the shoots,” Simpson said.
Simpson said there were some areas where the team needed to improve on.
“We need to cut down on the number of bad turnovers and focus on basic fundamentals,” Simpson said.
Senior forward Quinton Sanders and sophomore forward Demari Davis had solid games for the Cards.
Davis believes the team is improving.
“The team is improving little by little,” Davis said.
The Cards took on Brebeuf Jesuit Saturday, Dec. 8 at home. The Cards lost 34-55.
Simpson believes the team played with a lot of energy and played hard.
In the previous game the Cards struggled with knocking down shots.
“Saturday morning the team came in and did a lot of shooting in practice to get confidence around the basket,” Simpson said.
Simpson said in the second half the Cards finally started hitting shots.
Simpson believes the Cards played hard on defense.
“We kept fighting and got deflections on defense,” Simpson said.
Junior guard Tim Jewell had a solid game for the Cards with 10 points in the second half. Forwards Quinton Sanders and Demari Davis also had solid games for the Cards in Saturday’s game.
In the spring and summer Simpson plans on stressing fundamentals and shooting.
“It’s not going to happen overnight, but with time better shooters will develop with more confidence in their shots,” Simpson said.
The Cards play again Friday against Bloomington North.
Come out and support your Cards.
SHS News Bureau