JV Boys Win AAC Opener 44-32 Against a Feisty Cumberland Team
On Wednesday the JV Boys began their AAC title defense against a feisty Cumberland team with a 44-32 victory. The Cougars ended the first quarter with slim 13-12 lead with the help of DJ Donaldson’s 5 points, Roman Lawlor’s 4 points, and Alex Hoeve’s 2 points. The Cougar’s second quarter was the highest scoring quarter of their young season. The JV Boys scored a massive 19 points which propelled the Cougars to a 32-20 halftime lead behind DJ Donaldson’s 8 points, Roman Lawlor’s 4 points, Kevin Wen’s 3 point dagger, Dalton Lantz’s 2 points, and Grayson Bill’s 2 points. Eric Vogel, Tommy Ingle, and Toby Nwokedi added some tough defense. The Cougars started off the second half a little slow and Cumberland pulled within 9 points to close the quarter with the Cougars hanging on to a 34-25 point lead. The Cougars only scored 4 points in the quarter provided by DJ Donaldson’s 2 points and Alex Hoeve’s 2 points. The JV Boys added another 10 points in the 4rth quarter behind DJ Donaldson’s 4 points, Kevin Wen’s 2 points, and Roman Lawlor’s 2 points. When the dust settled the JV Boys walked away with a 44-32 victory. DJ Donaldson led all scorers with a big 19 points and a game high 9 rebounds, Roman Lawlor had a season high 10 points and 2 steals, Kevin Wen added a solid 5 points, Alex Hoeve added 4 points and 5 rebounds, Grayson Bills added 2 points and 3 rebounds, and Dalton Lantz added 2 points and a game high 4 assists. Great Defense was played by Eric Vogel, Tommy Ingle (also had a game high 2 blocks), Toby Nwokedi, Colton Parks, Grayson Bills, and Javier Cramer. Coach Brett and Coach Hector are extremely proud of the way the team played.
Next game is this Friday here at the Cougars center at 3:30pm against Brandon Hall.