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Boys varsity basketball falls to Utica Stevenson, 53-40

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Boys varsity basketball team plays against Utica Stevenson.

Boys varsity basketball team plays against Utica Stevenson.

Photo by Adam Cervone '17

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Boys varsity basketball team plays against Utica Stevenson.

Adam Cervone '17, Staff Writer

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This past week, South’s boys varsity basketball team faced off against Utica Stevenson at home.

With four minutes left in the first quarter, Utica had the lead on South, 11 to 8.

“We played hard. Well we always play hard, that is out team trademark,” Josh Adams ‘17 said.

South’s defense was too relaxed this game, allowing Utica and their skilled players to get shots off from the perimeter, according to Adams.

At the end of the first, South managed to tie the game up with 18 each.  

One of the reasons why Dakota won the game was their coaching.”

“Their coach was very disciplined, he had a number of plays that he was always yelling out on the court and he kept his players very disciplined,” Adams said.

Utica pulled away at the end of the first half with a score of 31 to 25.

“They were definitely a beatable team. We have played better teams, it is just that we came out flat,” Adams said.

At the end of the third quarter, Utica still remained with the lead of 53 to 40.

“We learned that we can coast by in practice and not try and then show up to a game, play no defense and expect somehow to win,” Noah Davey ‘17 said.

South faces off against Eisenhower Jan. 20 at South’s home court.

“Chippewa lost their two best seniors and are in a rebuilding year right now but they are still a MAC team so they can’t be overlooked,” Davey said.

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