Friday, February 10, 2012


Maranatha Christian Academy traveled to West Lutheran for a boys' basketball game. The game got out to a quick start as

Maranatha got the ball into the hands of Garrison Gillard from the start. Gillard was all over the court.

West Lutheran called a timeout with 15:23 left in the first half. The score was Maranatha 10 and West Lutheran 3.

Maranatha did a good job of pushing the ball down the court and getting easy baskets in transition.

West Lutheran didn't get frustrated at all. They kept on taking shots that they thought that they could make.

Maranatha passed the ball around the three-point line to look for shots. They were dead on in the first half with their shots. There was nothing that West Lutheran could do to slow Maranatha down on the offensive end.

Gillard did a good job of setting up the offense. He knew where his teammates were on the floor and Gilllard got everyone involved in the offense.

The score was close throughout the first half. Neither team was really able to stretch the lead out.

West Lutheran went into a zone defense late in the first half. They wanted to slow down the pace of the game.

Gillard thought that the pace of the game was too frantic for his team. He reminded his teammates to slow the pace of the game down on the offensive end.

Maranatha went on a run to end the first half.

At halftime the score was Maranatha 42 and West Lutheran 26.

West Lutheran got the ball into the hands of Justin Anderson. Anderson was able to step up and knock down some deep shots. On the defensive end he was able to slow down his opponent.

Maranatha continued drive to the basket. They were able to keep hitting their shots.

West Lutheran didn't give up the entire second half. They went after loose balls and rebounds and they also kept shooing the ball.

West Lutheran switched up between man-to-man and zone defense. They waned to keep Maranatha guessing on what kind of defense they were playing.

Maranatha kept their foot on the offensive peddle in the second half. They didn't want to give up any easy shots to West Lutheran. 

Isaiah Hanson continued to shoot the ball well in the second half.

West Lutheran went on a run with just over 4:00 left in regulation. That was not enough though as Maranatha came away with the 79-57 victory over West Lutheran.

The leading scorers for Maranatha were Isaiah Hanson with 25 and Garrison Gillard with 14 points.

The leading scorer for West Lutheran was Justin Anderson with 16 points.


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