JV Boys Basketball dominates Wildcats

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Shon Cagungun

Lancers attempt a freethrow in their win over the Wildcats.

Shon Cagungun, staff writer

The Lancer JV BOYS Basketball squad took on the El Camino Wildcats Jan. 25, winning with a final score of 55-46. Dominating play on both sides of the court in the second half, the Lancers held off the Wildcat attack and brought home the nine point win.

In the first half of play, the game seemed to be a battle on the boards. Rebounds were crucial in the first half for both the Lancers and the Wildcats. The Lancers looked a little lackluster and finished the first half with a tie at 24.

When the Lancers came out of the locker room at half time the mood of the Carlsbad ballers was drastically different. A new life came to the players, and through them, to the crowd.

“I told [the guys] we didn’t play our best half,” coach Mark Sammons said. “ The guys on the bench got fired up and that transferred to the guys on the floor.”

In the third quarter, the Lancers switched up the defense and played hard ball on both sides of the court. In the first two minutes of the second half the lancers scored six unanswered points.

Sophomore Sean Deng made a few quick steals and teamed up with sophomore Emerson Waumans to score a quick two points on the fastbreak, drawing the foul in the process.

According to Coach Sammons, this is Deng’s strong point.

“With [Sean] he’s very good at reading the offense,” Sammons said. “He was getting steals and pushing the play in transition, because he’s quick and athletic.”

Junior Jessie Wright hit a couple threes, and as a team, the lancers moved the ball and played a strong defensive game, leading at one point by a game high of 17 points. The Wildcats had no answer to the offensive scoring and the lancers closed it out with a resounding team victory .

“I think we played good, all our teammates really moving the ball and making all our shots,” sophomore Jacob Luna said. “We played tough D in the third quarter and just coasted in to the finish.”