Boys varsity basketball used their current momentum to increase their winning streak to six games as they defeated St. Albans 70-54 in their first IAC match-up.
The trading of baskets between the two teams continued well into the second quarter. Guard Aaron Briggs (‘14) helped pace the Bulldogs with a couple quick three pointers, finishing with 11 points in the game. Guard Jamal Greenwood (‘14) sparked life in the game by adding a solid eight points off the bench. The back and forth scoring continued throughout the second quarter, but Bullis was able to maintain a four point lead going into the half.
Bullis came out with even more intensity than they played with in the first half as they began to pull away from a struggling St. Albans team. Guard Anthony Thompson (‘13) led the Bulldogs in scoring with a team high of 17 points to start the early third quarter run. St Albans guard Matt Sniezek (‘14) fought back with a string of quick three-pointers, but his efforts were futile. The Bulldogs outscored St. Albans in the third quarter by a score of 23-9.
The key to the team’s victory was their very effective defensive strategies. Center Andre Walker (‘14) rejected multiple St. Albans shots with a team high 3 blocks. As the game started to wind down, Bullis pulled away and capped of a 16 point victory with a final score of 70-54.
Bullis is looking to continue their winning ways and remain undefeated in IAC play for the next couple of weeks. They face the Episcopal Maroon on Friday, January 11 for their first IAC road game. Then they’re off to face rival Landon next Tuesday, January 15 as they continue their chase for the IAC championship.
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