#2 Westsyde Whundas put #10 Clarence Fulton Maroons away late in the 4th
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.