Gator Boys Basketball

Gator Boys Basketball Team Take on Cuates Cougars
Posted on 01/16/2018

8th A-team:  Our 8th grade team traveled to our sister school last Thursday to play the Cougars from Los Cuates.  Our boys were determined when they started their game.  Neither team would lead by more than 5 points throughout the whole game.  That is how close this game was and boy was it a game for the ages to come.  At halftime, score was tied at 18 apiece.  At the end of the 3rd quarter, game was 30-27 gators on top.  Score at the end of regulation was 39-39…heading into the 1st of 3 OTs.  Keane Ogao had a chance to ice the game by making at least 1 free throw of the 2 he had, and could just not hit on either one of them sending the game into OT.  The Cougars jumped out on top the 1st OT with a 5-point lead, as the Gators never gave up and fought back to a 1-point deficit with Jaylen Butler on the line to tie or go ahead by 1 point.  He made his first free throw to tie game, but missed his 2nd and the Cougars shot a desperate shot with less than 6 seconds to go.  First OT was sent into a 2nd OT.  In the 2nd OT, Cougars jumped out on top with making the 1st basket of the 2nd OT but Gators would bounce back to even it up.  Score was tied up by the end of the 2nd OT heading into a 3rd OT.  This is where the Cougars pulled away from the Gator and scored the only 4 points of this OT as the final score was 49-53 Cougars over Gators.  It was a great game by both teams and probably the best game and most energetic game I myself have ever been a part of…I am glad I got to experience it as a coach!     

8th B-team:  Our light team took on the Cougars right after and came out strong from the start to the end of the game.  Final score in this game was 38-9 Gators over Cougars.  Our boys came out on fire on offense and had a tough defense the Cougars could just not through on offense.  Great job to both groups and we have our next game this Thursday against the Liberty Patriots at the high school main gym.  This should be another great game to watch.  Good luck to our boys as well!!

7th A-team:  Our 7th graders hosted the Cougars from Los Cuates last Thursday.  Our boys came out with confidence and making sure they were going to give the Cougars all they could handle and more.  Final score in our A-team’s game was 9-36, gators over cougars.  Our boys led by the end of the 1st quarter by a score of 2-13.  At halftime, score was 2-21 gators on top.  This group of boys had it in them to make sure that they would give it their best to be on top of the cougars from the start of the game until the end.

7th B-team:  Our 7th grade light team also played the Cougars right after the A-team finished their game.  Our light team also followed in the footsteps of our A-team as they led from the start of the game until the end of the buzzard.  Score at halftime was 9-16 gators were leading.  In the 2nd half, the same story as in the 1st half.  Gators continued their scoring and defense did a better job allowing the Cougars a total of only 2 points in the 2nd half.  Final score in this game was 11-25 gators over cougars.  Great job by our 7th grade group of boys as they played hard and swept the cougars on this night.  Our next game will be this Thursday against the Liberty Patriots as they travel to Liberty.  Good luck to all our 4 boys teams this week!!!




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