Knights too much for the Brady boys, 67-51
The Knights of Sandhills/Thedford used size and athleticism to beat the Brady boys 67-51 Friday.
Head coach Dave Jacobs said the Knights were one of the best teams his players have faced all year.
“They have had an up and down season,” he said, “but when they are playing well, they are good.”
Brady struggled offensively against an athletic defense as the Eagles were limited to nine first-quarter points and trailed by six at the break.
In the second frame, Brady managed double digits but the Knights outscored the Eagles 18-11 and earned a 33-20 lead at halftime.
With the size advantage in favor of Sandhills/Thedford Jacobs said he was forced to play some of his bigger players more than he had in previous games.
He said Brant May, who scored two points in the contest, played well on defense.
At the break, Jacobs urged his team to have fun and play hard.
Much of the same continued for Sandhills/Thedford as they posted 34 second-half points.
The Eagles had difficulties scoring in the third quarter managing only seven points.
Even though his team trailed by 25 Jacobs said the players’ effort remained high.
“There was no sense of us giving up,” he said.
The Knights broke out to a 30-point lead before sending in substitutes.
Jacobs did the same but the Eagles still scored 24 points in the fourth and final stanza.
Troy Lusk scored 16 points to lead the Eagles while Nate Sitorius added 13.
Cole Taylor was Sandhills/Thedford’s high scorer with 25.
Scoring by quarters:
EAGLE SCORING: Troy Lusk 16, Nate Sitorius 13, Dayne Porter 7,Chase Viter 6, Eric Roe 5, Austin Widick 2, Brant May 2.