Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Jan 21, 2023
- EAGLES : 63
DE LA SALLE COLLEGIATE: 58
What a great crowd at the Gottagetit Hoop Classic tonight at East Kentwood High School. Some of the best teams in the state were in attendance to play in the Hoop Classic. The Eagles would be facing the Warren De La Salle Pilots last year state champs in Division 1. The Eagles were playing in there first back to back game this season. Coach Taylor was excited to see how his team would respond and the Eagles didn't disappoint. It was a tough defensive battle in the 1st quarter. The Eagles were trailing 12-7 after one quarter. In the second quarter, the Eagles offense started to click and outscoring the Pilots 21-16 and going into halftime with a 28-28 tie.
In the second half, the Eagles made some adjustments to play with a focus to move the ball quickly and attack the basket. The Eagles rebounding in the second half was also key to their 2nd half success. The Eagles controlled the backboards taking a 45-42 lead in the 3rd quarter. The Eagles played very sound team basketball in the 4th quarter sharing the ball against the half court trapping defense. The Eagles hung on in the 4th quarter to get the win against the Pilots 63-58.
It was a great team win with Senior Dono Thames leading the way with 16 points and winning MVP of the game. The Eagles had many players step up tonight. Junior Jaylan Ouwinga played amazing basketball finishing with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Nate Johnson chipped in with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Tyler Porte, Carter Goodyke and Zay Caviness played a great role tonight as well. The Eagles will be home on Tuesday versus the Greenville Yellow Jackets.