Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday Night Flight Recap

Flight swept all four games at Killian Hills Friday night, way over in Gwinnett County. The JV Girls squeaked by in the afternoon opener by one point, then the JV Boys pulled ahead in the second half for a twenty point win. The Varsity Girls won by a wide margin, though they fielded the same JV roster, just adding two more players. The Varsity Boys played a sluggish first half and fell behind by eight points, before rallying to win the game.

JV Boys Recap
Starters Chase, Connor, Josh, Ethan, and Will played even with Killian Hills, swapping baskets. After falling behind 5 - 4 early, Flight’s next basket gave them a lead they would never let go. Connor was running the offense and got several good looks at the basket, but it wasn’t until later in the quarter before his shots started falling. Killian’s defense was tighter than Tuesday night’s Barons’ defense, where Connor was able to drive at will. Josh and Connor split the first quarter scoring, which quickly ended at 10 - 7.

Coach Hoffer got almost everyone into the game in the first half, except DJ, who was held out with his sore wrist. Without the Marvel, Conner kicked in six more in the second quarter, scoring after going coach to coast: once after a rebound and once after a steal (he would duplicate this feat in the second half). Ethan added a steal and foul shot, Joe a steal, and Kevin added a basket. Killian Hills rallied at the last minute to pull within a point, and the half ended 21 - 20.

Flight buckled down in the third quarter, outscoring Killian Hills 10 - 2. Josh grabbed four more rebounds and a steal, while Chase, Jonathan, and Kevin grabbed two apiece. Connor scored eight, and Chase scored one bucket. Isaac added two steals.The clock seemingly ran quickly the entire game.

Everyone got into the action in the fourth quarter. Connor completed his fine game by quickly adding another seven points and two more steals, before retiring for the evening. Joel blocked a shot, grabbed a rebound, and scored from the lane. Chase added a foul shot and rebound, and Jake a steal and a quick basket.

Though Killian Hills had many scoring opportunities and rebounds, they couldn’t add points to the scoreboard. Late in the game Paxton had a very scary collision, and the game was briefly stopped. Paxton stumbled to his feet and wobbled around. I thought he would be replaced, but he stayed in. On the next play he was knocked down again. Up 45 - 25, the game ended shortly after that.The Flight JV is now 3 - 0 for the young season. But word is the Crown JV is 7 - 0 or 7 - 1, and both teams are looking forward to facing off later in the season.

Chase...5 pt, 4 RB, 1 assist
Connor...28 pt, 4 RB, 6 steals
Ethan...1 pt, 2 steals
Kevin...2 pt, 3 RB, 2 assists
Isaac...3 steals
Jake...2 pt, steal
Joel...2 pt, 2 RB, block
Jonathan...2 RB
Josh...7 pt, 7 RB, 2 steals
Will...3 RB, assist

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