Saying the boys team got off to a slow start would be huge understatement. In their tip-off tournament, they played Solanco, a team that the Lions were predicted to defeat.
That however, did not stop Solanco from jumping out to a seven point lead at the end of the first quarter. Solanco’s lead at one point got up to 12 in the second quarter, but Red Lion finally got comfortable and took over the game.
Junior guard Gary Hunt erupted for a quick ten points in the third that helped propel the team forward. Senior guard Bennett Frey chipped in for 13 points and senior forward Wyatt Tyson led the Lions with 14 points.
“Read and react.” That is what assistant coach Zach Bull said the Lions had to in order to be successful in their game against a very good Northeastern team.
“Read and react to what Northeastern is doing. It’s going to be a lot faster than the game last night,” Coach Bull said. Northeastern is one of the most talented teams in the county and present many obstacles to the Lions.
“We got to find their shooters. They have three really good shooters, we got to identify them and know where they are at,” Coach Bull said.
The game started off extremely slow as both teams combined for six points in the first quarter. As the game progressed, Northeastern started to pull away more and more. Red Lion had trouble defending the three ball as Northeastern guard Donovian Maxfield knocked down four three pointers. The game became out of reach for Red Lion in the fourth period as Northeastern outscored the Lions by 14.