Matthew played another good game, and his Reds came back late in the fourth quarter to beat the Celtics on Valentines Night. Playing half the game, Matthew played tight defense, grabbed two rebounds, and made an athletic spin move to shake off a defender.
For the first three quarters the Reds maintained a five point lead, and hit a late shot to go enter the fourth quarter ahead by seven. Then in five minutes the Reds turned the ball over at least five times. The Celtics reeled off ten straight points, most on uncontested fast breaks…turning the seven-point deficit into a three point lead.
But after a timeout and substitutions, the momentum turned decisively. The Reds went on a ten point run of their own, and won with a 33-27 score. Gunner Ethan had his best five minutes, scoring two baskets and making a steal. Courtmates Chris, Darryl, and Rolf also scored, and Sam added two steals and an assist.
The last game of the season is Saturday. Sunday Ernie Johnson Jr is speaking at the awards banquet, as well as at both church services.
Chris: 10 pts, 8 RB, 4 steals, 4 assists, turnover (4-7, 2-2)
Darryl: 7 pts, RB, 4 steals, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 2 fouls (3-4)
Chris: 6 pts, 3 RB, steal, block, 6 turnovers, 2 fouls (2-9)
Ethan: 4 points, 3 rebound, steal (2-9)
Rolf: 2 pts, 9 RB, 2 steals, turnover (1-4)
Sam: 2 pts, RB, 5 steals, assist, 4 turnovers, 2 fouls (1-10)
Tristan: 2 points, rebound, 4 steals, turnover, foul
Matthew: 2 rebounds, steal, assist (0-2)
Blondie: steal, 3 turnovers (0-4)
Blondie also had his best game, taking four shots and even dribbling the ball up court. His real name is Matthew, and Rolf’s name is actually Fletcher.