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Cards fall to Ben Davis, look to first conference matchup

December 14, 2013
Southport High School



The boys basketball team traveled to face Ben Davis Saturday Dec. 7 and ended up losing the game 44-51.

The Cards put up a good fight, unlike last year when they were blown out by 32 points.

Head coach Mr. Kyle Simpson was pleased how the Cards jumped out on top taking a lead early in the first.  At the end of the first the score was even at 10, and at the end of the first half the Cards were only trailing by 3.

“I was pleased with how we played,” Simpson said. “Traveling on the road is never easy especially when you are playing a team like Ben Davis.”

The Cards didn’t play as well offensively in the third, only scoring six points, but they were able to hold Ben Davis to only nine.

The most points in the game were scored in the fourth quarter by both teams. According to Simpson, senior point guard Malik Bennett played very well in the fourth.

Other key players from the game were sophomore center Joey Brunk, and freshman shooting guard Paul Scruggs.

Simpson thinks that if the team played a little more consistent, the outcome of the game might have been different.

The Cards will have their first Conference game against Bloomington South over the weekend.

Coach Simpson has a history with Bloomington South. This was the first high school team he coached. He started coaching for them right out of college and was there for 12 years.

“It will be a little bit of an emotional game for me,” Simpson said. “I coached the current seniors when they were still freshmen.”

This is a big game for the Cards being their second home game after two tough road games in a row.

During practice the Cards have been working on situations and defense, in preparation for the game.

“There are no big problems with the way we play,” Simpson said. “It’s only the small things that we can easily fix.”

Come out and support the Cards in their first conference game.

Zakary Brite

SHS News Bureau


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