By Brian Gewecke
On Friday night, the boys’ varsity basketball team lost to the Northgate Broncos, 46 – 52, despite a third quarter comeback. Regardless of a slow start from the Knights, by the end of the first quarter, the score was tied at 11 apiece. The second quarter was terrible, with the Knights scoring only 4 points to the Broncos’ 12. The third quarter, however, was able to make up the deficit, as the Knights scored 21 points, the most by either team in any quarter all game. Despite this late comeback, in the fourth quarter, the Broncos sealed the game.
The loss in this game the Knights should have won can clearly be credited to their inability to hit shots, even though Niko Kieffer, Casey Cappo, and Zach Patterson all hit double digits. Only five players were able to get on the score sheet at all. The biggest hole in their performance this game was from the free throw line, where the Knights couldn’t get many to fall, even though they shot more than enough to put the game away.
Following this loss, you can expect the Knights to grow from their failure. It’s highly unlikely they will shoot this poorly from the stripe again.