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Basketball team beats FC despite bad quarter

January 29, 2014
Southport High School



The Boys basketball team got their second conference win against Franklin Central (FC) 60-54, and now are 2-1 in conference, after beating Bloomington North earlier in the season, and losing to Bloomington South.

The Cards had a strong start in the first quarter, despite having a few defensive breakdowns, but according to head coach Kyle Simpson, it was a good way to start the game off.

Unlike the first quarter, the Cards struggled in the second quarter. According to Simpson, they were out of position on defense, and tried to force plays that weren’t there on offense.

“Our problem all year is that we have bad stretches, and this time it happened to be in the second quarter,” Simpson said.

In the second half the Cards fought hard, and came back from an 11 point deficit and came out on top by 6.

“The fourth quarter was a dog fight, and we were able to pull it out,” Simpson said.

The key to the team’s success in the second half was going to sophomore Joey Brunk. This doesn’t mean that Brunk had to score every time. According to Simpson, Brunk creates a lot of attention, and teams have to decide how to defend him. 

“If (Brunk) gets the ball and he has a one on one move to the basket we expect him to score, but if he doesn’t have that because he’s being double or triple teamed we expect him to kick it out to one of his teammates. And he does that 99.9% of the time,” Simpson said.

 It was a good win for the Cards and Simpson is pleased with how the team kept their composure, and kept fighting.

Zakary Brite

SHS News Bureau.


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