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On the floor, BCHS was evenly matched with the Wolverines of Frontier Academy. On the bench was another story. The equal talent was noted in the first three …
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On the floor, BCHS was evenly matched with the Wolverines of Frontier Academy.
On the bench was another story.
The equal talent was noted in the first three minutes of the game. Both defenses held strong, and the scoreboard showed only goose eggs for the efforts on the hardwoods. Eventually Collegiate scored, then Frontier. As the quarter came to an end the Wolverines dropped another bucket and pushed the lead to 10-6.
But that first quarter was about as far as the gas tanks of the Hawks could carry them – or so it seemed.
Running in platoon substitution after another, Frontier used all 15 players in the first half alone. It was obvious the strategy would be to simply wear down the Hawks. With a staff of six, substitutions weren’t really an option for BCHS.
Fast breaks, full court quick passing offense without the ball even hitting the floor and more platoons coming in for reinforcement, Frontier pushed the lead to 20 with two minutes left in the half.
But Leroy Trujillo wasn’t ready to quit. Three turnovers and steals later, the Hawks headed to the halftime break trailing 36-21.
Frontier maintained the lead throughout the rest of the game but never could break the spirit or determination of the Hawks. When Trujillo was benched with five fouls at the 6:45 mark in the fourth, Frontier pushed that 20-point margin and more, ending the contest with a 75-49 final score.
Realizing the only way to break the Hawks was to keep pounding, Frontier did just that right up to the last minute. Neither team had players wanting for more game time, although the BCHS squad probably would have traded a few minutes on the floor for some rest.
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