The Flight Varsity Boys beat Harvester 53 - 39 Tuesday night, fueled by a 13 - 2 third quarter run. Kara scored 18 as the Girls lost 57 - 40, but both JV Boys and Girls won their games.
The varsity boys started strong, with Travis, Josiah, and DJ hitting early three-pointers...DJ had two, plus a basket on a drive. David grabbed an early rebound, then hit the court hard. He hobbled off, taking the rest of the quarter to recover. Matthew passed across to a leaping Travis for two, and Josiah took a steal the distance for another two. In Gerald’s absence Travis played center, and had two first-quarter blocks, and four for the game.
Down 19 - 10 going into the second quarter, Harvester scored nine straight after Josiah’s inbounds pass set up David for an easy two. Four straight Flight foul shots were missed, until Josiah hit one late in the quarter, and Flight held a slim 22 - 19 halftime lead.
Q started the third quarter and provided an instant spark. He quickly banked in a three. Then Travis rebounded and passed ahead to Q for a lay-up with lots of hang time. Pressing, Josiah and DJ had back to back steals. Dj passed to Q, who passed inside to Josiah for a layup. Harvester called time, but the damage was done. Flight led 29 - 19 at the 6:25 mark, and the lead would hold the rest of the game.
Flight poured it on. DJ assisted Josiah, cutting to the basket for two. Then DJ stole the ball and popped a three. The quarter ended with Flight leading 34 - 22. The lead would grow in the final quarter to as many as 18 points. Coach Hoffer got everyone into the action, and most got extensive court time.
Jos assisted a slashing David. Travis stole, drove, and passed to Q for another bucket. Phillip had two straight assists, both to Travis. Then Phillip had a problem with a shoe, so he tossed it off the court, turned and took a pass, and shot...wearing one shoe! DJ grabbed a rebound and stuck it back for two. Matthew rebounded and passed ahead to DJ, who made the layup while being fouled. The Marvel made the foul shot to complete the three-point play. Q hit two free throws, and Jared finally scored, taking a pass from DJ.
DJ...16 points, 3 RB, 3 assists, 3 steals, block
Josiah...11 points, 2 RB, 3 assists, 3 steals
Travis...11 points, 4 RB, assist, 2 steals, 4 blocks
Q...9 points, assist, 2 steals
David...4 points, 3 RB, steal
Jared...2 points, 4 RB, 3 steals
Matthew...4 RB, 3 assists, 2 steals, block