Knights Offense Too Much for Bears

Written by Cody Rose

The Bears entered Tuesday night’s game in a must win scenario to have any chance at the playoffs, hoping to take down the Eisenhower Knights in a region game. The Knights were able to dominate the game, driving to the hoop and making easy layups, as the Knights athletic offense powered past the Bears winning the game 62-52, as the Bears fall to 7-13 (3-7) on the season.

Senior, Bryce Drayer, sinks 1 of the teams 13 3-pointers on the night

The Bears will be back in action Wednesday night, going on the road to take on the Youngsville Eagles. Josh James led the way in scoring for the Bears with 15 points, Bryce Drayer followed that up with 13, while Wyatt Post, Colin Eliason, Austin Sherwood and Connor Wingard all finishing the game with 6 points. Leading the way for the Knights was Wyatt Lookenhouse with 15 points, Johnny Palmieri finished the game with 12, Kyler Black, Kris Bunk, and Kael Hunt each finished with 11, while Casey Seymour finished with 2 points. “We played hard, but we shot ourselves in the foot too many times.” Coach Shawn Thompson stated after the game. “We allowed them to get a lead and pull us out of our zone early on. The boys played with a lot of heart tonight, hopefully we have enough left for a good road trip to Youngsville tomorrow. It’s difficult to overcome a free throw difference like that game (21 for them, 2 for us) when you turn it over like that. Hopefully we can learn from it and finish strong these last 2 games.”

The Knights won the JV game 40-36.