By Taylor Eldridge
Final — Rock Bridge 75, Heights 70
Just not enough offense toward the end for Heights. They lose by five, but they were the better team for the majority of the game. But that’s not what counts, it’s for all 32 minutes. Rock Bridge was just too much. I would have loved to seen what the Falcons could have done with Evan Wessel out there on the floor. I’ll have another Inside The Game post for those interested later tonight.
But real quick, to review, here’s how Heights accomplished the three tasks I thought were crucial for them in the second half.
1. Get Perry Ellis more involved
He scored 11 second-half points, sure, but he never was dominant. Rock Bridge simply had the height to handle him tonight and there were times he played too passively. But he is only a sophomore too, you have to remember that. He showed off some of his skills tonight, but he scored a quiet 20 points.
2. They have to make at least five more three-pointers
They made zero. They attempted three. True, they were able to get to the rim better the second half, but then again the three’s were what pushed their lead out in the first half. They needed more production from the perimeter to stay in this game.
3. Keep Kreklow from blowing up
They kept him from blowing up – he still scored 13 second-half points – but they left him open twice and he made them pay twice.