Tyler Camblin puts up a shot over Akron’s Tyler Wylie in Saturday’s varsity basketball game. —Johnson Publications photo
Boys hack up another W
Despite uncertain circumstances healthwise in light of the recent flu outbreak, Holyoke boys basketball took another solid league victory Saturday, Feb. 4, this time 61-40 over Akron.
“We had an interesting week last week with a lot of kids out sick and had a game canceled Friday,” said coach Scott Dille, adding that the team didn’t practice or shoot Friday because of players’ needs to rest and recover. “For not being sure what to expect as far as how guys were feeling, I was really happy with the focus and execution.”
Although Akron put the first points on the scoreboard, Holyoke soon established a firm lead, ending the first quarter with double the Rams’ points. Akron nearly caught up for a brief moment in the second quarter, but was shut down in the third. The Dragons finished the Rams 61-40.
“On the offensive end, we were a touch out of sync with each other in the first half, but that got better as the game progressed,” said Dille. However, what the coach was most pleased with was the defense, especially in rebounding and a few other key areas the team had been focusing on.
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