17 Feb 2017
- By James Sablan - firstname.lastname@example.org - Variety Junior Reporter
THE Mount Carmel School Knights showed that defense is the key to victory.
The Knights held down Agape Christian School’s squad, 31-23 during last Wednesday’s game of the 2016-2017 Commonwealth Coalition of Private School Sports Association Middle School Basketball League held at the Mount Carmel School court.
They set the tone defensively right from the get-go leaving ACS little to no space to put up a shot.
The Knights fed off each successful defensive stop with running plays handing Kapileo and San Nicolas the easy finish making four points each to gain control.
Their defense was nearly impenetrable as big man Galang protected the paint and denying any open chances inside.
ACS could only put up four with Mac Guintu contributing three of them falling behind 10-4.
ACS managed to flip the switch during the second half playing more aggressively on the defensive end.
Their defense went effective holding down the MCS Knights to one bucket but failed to capitalize as only Yang Chenkun could shed light with three points struggling to get back within reach.
After the halftime break both teams picked up the pace getting more attempts up.
ACS’ Feng Tianen came out from the bench draining four points with Chenxun right beside him to get the run going.
But the Knights moved the ball efficiently as Salvador, Kapileo, San Nicolas and Galang had a taste of the action with one bucket each along with one triple from Diaz to maintain control 23-15.
During the final quarter ACS tried to get back within reach using the three point line to use as Silas and Tychicus Xu connected one triple apiece. But Knights’ San Nicolas struck back connecting two makes from beyond the arc to win the game, 31-23.