Cavemen Come Up Short
The Mishawaka High School (MHS) boys basketball hosted the South Bend Adams Eagles on Friday night in a game that at times resembled a track meet more than a basketball game. The Cavemen came out sluggish in the first half.
MHS took a 6-2 lead very early in the ball game, but after Adams battled back and took the lead. The Cavemen would never have the advantage again. Sydney Jefferies led the way for the Eagles, putting up 12 points in the first quarter while both Sam Shively and Brayshawn White scored four points for the Cavemen. White racked up two fouls and did not play again until the third quarter.
The second quarter is where Adams took a commanding lead as they outscored the Cavemen 18-8. Jefferies and Shak Johnson were responsible about half of Adams’ success. The Cavemen were only able to hit a single shot from the floor in the second quarter and went six of seven from the foul line which keep them in the game.
The Cavemen came out in the second half finally looking like they rolled out of bed. Grant Jablonski scored eight points and A.J. Rosebush made a couple plays, including two three pointers, bringing the Cavemen within five. Just as the Cavemen were finally gaining some momentum, the Eagles put it to a grinding halt as they finished the quarter on a nice run.
The third quarter ended with Adams holding an 11 point lead over the Cavemen, but the Cavemen did not quit fighting. Bolstered by going 14 of 17 from the free throw line, the Cavemen again brought it within five with four and a half minutes to go. The Eagles, however, went on a run that would seal the game. The Eagles won the game 67-58.
Leading Scorers: Jefferies 20 points (Adams), Jablonski 18 points (Mishawaka)
By:: Brody Robinett, Sports Editor