Knights Hand Bruins First Loss

Zach Piatt

Sports Editor

The Bishop Luers Knights entered Bruin country last night and left with a 62-55 victory. This game meant a little more to the players from both sides. Luers seniors Anton Berry and Ray Walker both transferred from Northrop after their sophomore year, and last night was their first game back. Needless to say, the Bruins felt betrayed, which made for an exciting game.

After falling to the Knights 68-103 the previous season, Northrop came back hungry for revenge, and led 12-9 after the first quarter.

“Our guys believed in it,” says Northrop head coach, Rod Chamble. “They went out and gave 100 percent on the court.”

The Bruins’ top scorer, Richard Robertson had some foul trouble in the first half and had to sit out most of the second quarter. Luers took advantage of his absence and took a 5-point lead going into halftime.

Robertson came back in the second half and willed his team to tie the game late in the fourth after trailing by ten earlier in the quarter. In the end, missed free throws and turnovers plagued the Bruins as they let the game slip away late, falling 55-62.

“We have to execute at the end of the game,” says Chamble. “When it came down to it, [Luers] executed their game plan better than we did.”

Berry led the Knights with 17 points in his homecoming. Robertson led all scorers with 23.

Northrop’s next game is Friday, December 16 at South Side.

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