Posted by Coach Dunson on 11/13/2023
The varsity boys' basketball team tipped off their season on Friday at Dallas Molina and played at home vs Bridgeport on Saturday.
We did not get the result we wanted on Friday night to start off our 2023-24 campaign with a 49-39 loss to Molina on the road. After battling back to take a 1-point lead late in the third quarter, the Cougars failed to keep the Jaguars of Molina off the offensive glass in the 4th quarter, giving up 19 points in the final quarter of play. Down by 5 with 2 minutes to go, the comeback attempt was not enough to overcome the deficit. Senior John Lewark led the Cougars with 12 points. Senior Stephun Williams tossed in 8 points and 5 rebounds in the defeat.
On Saturday, the Cougars showed some great toughness and bounced back with a 61-23 victory over Bridgeport at home. The Cougar pressure defense forced 33 turnovers and held the Bulls to 5 points in each of the last three quarters. It was a total team effort, and I was very happy with how our boys responded after facing some adversity the night before.
Lyndon Ellis had 13 points and 5 steals.
Corey Williams had 4 points and 2 assists.
Jaylen James had 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.
Malik El-Amin had 12 points and 2 steals.
John Lewark had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 1 charge.
We travel to Poly tomorrow night (7:30 pm) and play at home on Friday vs. RL Turner (7:30 pm). Come support if you can. Go Cougars!