Multiple Teams · Watervliet High School Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Saugatuck High School 48-46


Friday, December 16, 2016

7:00 PM

Saugatuck High School
AWAY
48

Watervliet High School
HOME
46

Game Recap

The Watervliet Panthers lost a close game tonight vs. the Saugatuck Indians. The Panthers used a patient offensive attack to go up 9-8 at the end of the first quarter. From there the score kept going back and forth right up to the end. The Panthers went into halftime down by one with a score of 22-21 in favor of the Indians. The third quarter saw Saugatuck pull away and open up a 7 point lead going into the 4th quarter up 36-29. In the fourth quarter, the Panthers did a great job getting the ball inside to get easy shots and pulled back to take the lead up 4 at one point late in the game. The final seconds saw the Panthers up 1 with 8 seconds left and Saugatuck with possession. One of the Indians guards hit a contested 3pt shot to put Saugatuck up 2 with a final score of 48-46.
While this is the second game this season that the Panthers have lost by a buzzer-beating three pointer, the squad has shown great improvement and are moving in the right direction.
Watervliet put in a balanced offensive attack and were led in scoring by James Bell with 11, Trent Boone with 8, and LA Smith, Cameron Rendo, and Sheldon Tobar all chipped in 7 apiece. Solid defensive performances were put in by Ryan Chisek, Cameron Rendo, and LA Smith.
The Panthers do not take the court again until January 3rd against the South Haven Rams.
Watervliet Power.
Panther Pride.

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Saugatuck
8

14

14

12

Watervliet
9

12

7

18