SPORTS CAMP INFO
Cards basketball loses close game in overtime
January 10, 2013Southport High School
The boys varsity basketball team hosted Lawrence Central Tuesday, January 8. The Cards lost, 50-47 in overtime.
Head varsity coach Mr. Kyle Simpson thought his team played really well.
“I am very proud of the team, we led from the start of the game to the end of the third quarter with 15 seconds to go,” Simpson said.
Lawrence Central hit a three with 15 seconds to go to tie the game and take the game into overtime.
In overtime Simpson thought the team got some good looks, but the shots just didn’t fall.
The team did improve in some areas, however.
“At times it was a better shooting night for us and our free throws were better,” Simpson said.
On the other hand Simpson would like to see the team decrease their amount of turnovers.
At the end of the day Simpson can’t complain about how the team has recently been playing.
“We are getting better every game and building confidence with every game we play,” Simpson said.
Junior guard Tim Jewell led the Cards with 14 points, other players contributed throughout the night including sophomore guard Malik Bennett with 12 points, sophomore forward Demari Davis with eight points and 10 rebounds and senior forward Quinton Sanders with eight points and 10 rebounds as well. Simpson thought junior forward David Simmons did some good things in the game as well.
Jewell has a positive outlook on the season.
“We win some, we lose some but we fight to play other games,” Jewell said.
The Cards have the rest of the week off.
Simpson plans on getting better in practice, and having the team learn from their mistakes by watching film.
SHS News Bureau