Boys basketball drops close game to Plainfield South

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Jake Faron has 22 points in Minooka’s loss to Plainfield South.

Isaiah Dupree, Sports Media class

The varsity boys basketball team played a tough game against Plainfield South on Feb. 27.  The final score was 61-57 with Plainfield South winning the game. 

The Indians were in a tough battle all game. They started off slow and were going back and forth with the Cougars. The Indians needed to execute a little more on a few things to come out of this game with the win. 

“We needed to get a few better looks at the cup, keep them off the glass a bit better and make our free throws to come away with the W,” head coach Kevin Cain said. 

The Indians got outrebounded on both ends of the floor the entire entire game by the Cougars and few more of the boards might have sealed the deal for the Indians. 

Starting shooting guard Trevor Hudak said, “We had a lot of turnovers and did not finish well in the paint.” 

At the end of the first half the Indians were down 28-25. 

There were multiple lead changes in the first half. The Indians had to play a sharp second half to get the win. 

The Indians came out of halftime and could not grab the lead back. They fought and fought but the Cougars kept making shot after shot. 

The Indians were down 47-35 at one point in the third quarter. They fought all the way back and cut the lead to 58-57 with very little time in the 4th quarter. 

The Indians had to foul, and the Cougars hit all of their free throws to help close out the game. 

Junior Adrian Manning, guard on the team, said,” We found a strategy to keep their star player nearly scorless in the second half but we still felt short due to their run in the third quarter.” 

Jake Faron led all scorers with 22 points, Trevor Hudak added 13, Ricky Hill had 13, and Darren Anderson had 10 points.