|Borden wins on the road at Valley|
|Written by George Browning|
|Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:00|
The Borden Braves went on the road to play the Spring Valley Hawks Saturday afternoon. Taking over a half to get control of the game they came away with a victory 65 to 56.
In the first half the Braves took almost the first quarter to get in the lead they could maintain. Despite four threes from Caleb Hart, Garrett Vick and Josh Vollstedt they were not shooting very well. Defensive breakdowns gave Valley a few open shots under the basket keeping them close as they went into the half with Borden leading 27 to 24.
Vick and Zach Gillam started the third quarter but went to the bench early, both having three fouls. With a lot of play off the bench Borden still went on a run that lasted most of the third quarter. Brian McGee became the fourth player for the Braves to pick up a three accompanied by another from Vollstedt. The Braves outscored the Hawks 19 to 8 in the quarter to take a 46 to 32 lead.
The final quarter say the reappearance of Vick and Gillam. Gillam quickly went to work making quick turnaround layups in the middle to score three of Borden’s five goals. Half of the Braves scoring came from the free throw line as they hit 9 of 12 free throws. Valley did fight back to come within seven with a little over two minutes to play. But Borden went to the foul line to hit 8 of 10 free throws to pull out to a 65 to 56 win.
Though the Braves did control the second half they did not play very strong. Borden’s Coach Nash commented, “We looked awful. We didn’t pay attention to our scouting report; we seemed to have a lack of focus and were not paying attention to detail.”
Leading scorers for the Braves were: McGee 15, Vick 14, Vollstedt 12 and Gillam with 11.
Leading scorers for Valley were: Walker 17, Crew 12 and Whitaker with 12.