Going into the game rankings didn’t matter to the Maroons and they showed that by played under control the entire 1st quarter. Though defensively, both teams stayed in a 2-3 zone, and the 3 ball wasn’t a threat. The Whundas led for most of the quarter until the Maroons took a 12-11 lead. With 3 minutes to go, the Whundas led 14-12, even with some poor decisions leading into turnovers and more opportunities for the Maroons. The Maroons started to convert and lead 18-14 at the end of the quarter.
2nd quarter intensified, with a back and forth battle, each team exchanging leads. Midway through the quarter Whundas led 21-20, and with early bonus, starting making trips to the foul line to earn a 25-20 lead. Their lead grew 30-20, marking the largest lead of the game, and went into the halftime break up 31-26, after a little run by the Maroons.
To start the 2nd half, the Whundas big man Spencer Ledoux started to demand the ball inside and it paid off, going up 42-34 with under the 3 minute to play in the 3rd. The Maroons got decent looks but couldn’t convert and the Whundas kept on scoring, ending the quarter with a 52-38 lead.
The Maroons started the 4th by knocking down a 3-pointer, and just would go away without a fight. Slowly cutting the lead to 9 points at the 5 minute mark. The Whundas scored an And-1 basket to push the lead back to double digits, and with 3 minutes left to play they led 62-45. Both teams emptied their bench with 2 minutes left to play, as the game was now out of reach for the Maroons. The Final score was 66-47 for the Whundas.
Player of the game for the Whundas was #14 Nathan Strank with 22pts, 5asts, 6rbs & 4/7 from behind the arc. Spencer Ledoux finished with 25pts & 14rebs. For the Maroons, Cayden Doyle had 16pts and Nathan Banga 13pts.