Prophets Hang For Three Quarters00:00 AM January 10, 2018
The Prophets trailed the #10 team in 2A by 2 points after three quarters at home on Tuesday with upset on their mind. However, the Storm was able to get to the foul line 11 times in the final frame converting 8 to pull away and get the win 61-52.
"We played solid for three quarters against the 10th-ranked team in 2A. BV was able to dribble penetrate our zone in the 4th and get shots in the paint and free throws. We were forcing some outside shots in the 4th and they simply executed better down the stretch than we did," said head coach Patrick Henrekin.
The Prophets had a balanced scoring attack in the first half with a combination of starters that had not played together so far this season. Eric Robinson returned to the line up from an ankle sprain and Jordan Pierceson is finally seeing minutes after a hand injury sidelined him for the first half of the season. "This was the first game all season that this particular group of guys played together, so it's going to take a little time to develop that chemistry," said Henrekin.
Brayton Lavine was leading scorer for the Prophets with 16. Logan Henrekin and Harrison Ames each had 11. The Storm had 4 players in double figures and went 12/17 from the foul line. The Prophets only went to the line 3 times all night.
Henrekin added,"Like the Newman game, I thought we got fatigued in the 4th and it was affecting our shots. In that situation, we have to focus on getting to the rim and free throw line."
The Prophets will take on Fulton Unity Christian at the West Carroll Manny's Shootout on Saturday at 3:00.