Marissa deals Falcons their first loss, but EHS bounces back vs. Webber
By Doug Daniels
1351sports.com / elveradosports.com
December 1, 2018
(Marissa & Elkville, Ill.) - The Falcons suffered their first loss of the season at Marissa last Tuesday, 54-27, but bounced back at home on Saturday to defeat Webber Township 54-48.
Elverado was without leading scorer Aquntez Penn against the Meteors, and the offense clearly struggled as a result. Isaac Floyd led the shorthanded until with 12 points, Sam Alstat had 7, Tanner Shread 5 and Dawson White 3.
“Against Marissa we did not respond to their pressure well, and it hurt us offensively,” said EHS head coach Jacob Emling. “Marissa is a good team with a lot of speed and athleticism, it was a tough road test for us, and a good learning experience. We have to take some things from that game, and be able to make the adjustments we need to get better.”
With Penn back in the lineup, the Falcons picked up where they left off after sweeping through the Crab Orchard tourney to start the season 5-0. Elverado built up a 31-19 lead by the break, and extended that lead to 44-28 through three quarters before fighting off a late charge by Webber.
“The boys responded nicely today against Webber,” Emling said. “Our efforts on the glass were better, which led to us being able to score some more points. This was our first time facing a team taller than us at most positions. Our movement of the ball really helped us score. Dawson, Aquntez, and Sam were able to knock down some shots which opened up thing for Isaac to score inside. We knew Webber had one kid a lot of their offense went through, and Sam and Trey did a great job of guarding him, and taking away some of the stuff they try to run through him. Overall, it was a great team effort.”
White put in a season-high 20 points including six three-pointers. Floyd added 17 points, Penn 12, and Alstat 5.
The Falcons are in action again this Tuesday at home against Dongola.