New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-01-12 22:15:00 –
The University Cubs beat the St. Michael Warriors tightly 75-70 on Wednesday night, despite Lance Williams’ fourth-quarter buzzer beater sending the game overtime.
As the Warriors held a 58-55 lead as the fourth quarter declined, the Cubs dialed up strength and continued the 8-2 run, supported by defensive pressure to gain control of the game. I was able to. With 14.5 seconds left, he dragged 65-62 and Williams’ buzzer beater sent the game for an additional period.
Over time, the Cubs went into paint and were able to turn around and win with four free throws.
“(In such a situation) you need to recover quickly and play for the next four minutes,” said U-High coach Joe Spencer. “In the middle of the fourth quarter, I thought I was playing better and I started to feel some pressure.”
U-High now has a clear size advantage, hitting the paint with the Junior Big Man Roman Pitre, who finished at 15 points at night, while Zaren James was pouring in 21 points for Team High. Of the first 18 points of the Cubs, 16 will reach the goal and U-High’s strategy will continue to be leveraged throughout the game.
St. Michael took advantage of the explosive speed of the guards to counter the presence inside the Cubs. Guards Wesley Fields and Derrick Morris directed a fast-paced up-tempo attack, and forward Anthony Igiede was the clear number one scoring option.
Igiede set fire and knocked down the first three shots several times using a fairly dribble drive pull-up, stimulating Warriors’ scoring efforts and ending with the game’s best 30 points.
The two teams exchanged blows for most of the first half, but neither led more than 5 points. As soon as the Warriors entered the break with a 31-29 lead, it was St. Michael who was about to leave.
Warriors was able to take a 7-point lead with a big jump shot from Igiede and Fields in the third early stage, disabling Pitre for most of the second half. Instead, the Cubs took over second, with the Junior Colin Coats, who scored 16 out of 20 in the last 16 minutes.
“We’ve been in quarantine for 14 days and the team hasn’t clicked since then,” said Warriors coach Drew Hart. “We actually worked to carry out a better attack over the last two days, and they did that, so we’re proud to take a step forward today.”
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