Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Dec 7, 2018
- INDIANS: 40
MILAN HIGH SCHOOL: 41
At Milan, Tecumseh's Varsity Boys Basketball Team played a great first half as defense fed offense. Up 23-17 at the break, the Indians knew that winning the 2nd half and surviving a Milan surge would be the difference. Unfortunately, Tecumseh's team defense struggled in the 2nd half, allowing too many Big Red offensive rebounds including the game-winning put-back by Milan's big man. With the loss, Tecumseh falls to 0-2 on the young season.
"Our defense feeds our offense. When we're not rebounding and wrapping up possessions, we struggle to get any easy transition baskets. We are forced to walk it up and play call, and that's not what's going to work for us. We should be 2-0 and would be if we'd made a few more plays down the stretch in both games. The kids know it. They have a HUGE choice to make now. Do they want to fully buy in to team defense and start winning??? I believe they will," commented Coach Mike Ruhl.
Statistically for Tecumseh were Cormac Phelan with 10 points and 4 assists; Colin Brazil with 9 points and 4 assists; JJ Arbini with 8 points and 8 rebounds; Macguire Hawley (5 assists) and Ryan Clary with 6 points each; and Michael Rine with 2 points and 9 rebounds.
Tecumseh hosts Dexter Friday (7pm) to open SEC White play.