Same story, different day for the Skyline boys basketball team. Once again the Thunderbirds found themselves on the short end of the score, this time dropping a 61-41 contest to the Attica Bulldogs.


Same story, different day for the Skyline boys basketball team. Once again the Thunderbirds found themselves on the short end of the score, this time dropping a 61-41 contest to the Attica Bulldogs.
As has been the case for most of the T-Birds games this year, Skyline had some nice stretches where they would do some good things and make a bit of a run, but their efforts were not sustained or consistent.
For example, the Thunderbirds might score a basket off their offense, then create a turnover with their defense and convert in transition to seize a bit of momentum.  Then they would get a defensive stop, but attempting to push the ball upcourt for a third unanswered score, they would boot the ball and then commit a defensive lapse allowing Attica an easy bucket— thus denying themselves any real forward progress.
Cole Patterson was in double figures for Skyline with 12, connecting for points in every quarter; Dustin Weber had 8 and Brady McComb had 8 off the bench to pace the Thunderbird scoring.
The second quarter was probably the killer for Skyline. Trailing 16-9 after the opening stanza, the T-Birds were outscored 21-11 by the Bulldogs in Q2, allowing them to open a 37-20 advantage at intermission.
The deficit increased to 53-28 heading into the final quarter. The final period saw the T-Birds avoid the running clock and even cut the gap some, but it was mostly a matter of cosmetics at that point—the issue having been decided much earlier than Q4.
With the defeat the Skyliners fall to 1-13. Friday is homecoming for the Thunderbirds as they will host Cunningham in an HOPL match-up.

SKYLINE  9  11  8  13  41
ATTICA  16   21  16  8  61
Gilpin 2; Little 2; Cole Patterson 12; Hogan 6; Weber 8; Holz 3; McComb 8
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