Skyline's boys beat Norwich on the road Tuesday 48-31. The Lady T-Birds fell 38-20.
It was business as usual for the Skyline boys basketball team Tuesday as they went on the road to down Norwich 48-31. The Lady T-Birds were grounded by the Eagles 38-20.
In the boys game, the Thunderbirds took the mystery out of the game early, outscoring the Eagles 13-2 to take the first quarter lead. Steve Fisher with 5 pts., Tyler Tobin with 4 and Cooper Gates and Carson Lee each with 2 tallied for SHS.
The second quarter saw 4 Skyline players each contribute one basket each: Tobin, Steve Fisher, Sam Fisher and Eliazar Carrasco. The Thunderbirds led by 10 at halftime 21-11.
After the break, SHS renewed the attack, with Tobin dropping in 6 pts in Q3 to pace the T-Birds as they extended their advantage to 33-15 heading to the final period.
Norwich opened the floodgates in Q4, pouring through over half their evening's total in the frame (16 pts). Skyline kept pace however, matching the Eagle output with 15 pts of their own, led by Mark Schmidt's 7.
As time elapsed, Skyline still enjoyed a comfortable lead and claimed the 48-31 win. Nine T-Birds made the scoring column in a nice team effort. Tyler Tobin and Steve Fisher shared high-point honors with 12.
"Overall, it was a great night," Skyline head boys coach Kenny Eddy opined. "Norwich did a nice job of turning us into shooters, and there were times in the game when it seemed like there was a lid on the rim."
"Our full court pressure was on point," Eddy added. "The core rotation played three quarters and only gave up 15 points in that time. I was proud of our defense as a whole."
The Lady T-Birds fell 38-20, once more victimized by cold shooting. "We had a terrible time getting the ball to go through the hoop again," SHS head girls coach Morgan Ballard said. "We only had seven points at halftime and didn't score again until late in the third or early in the fourth."
"I thought our defense was great for the most part, right up until it came time to rebound the basketball," Ballard added. "We hustled all over the place in our 3-2 zone and forced them to take their initial shots outside of their comfort zones, but then we allowed second and third chance opportunities way too many times by not getting in a rebounding position."
Skyline returns to the Thunderdome Friday night to host Central Christian in what will be Senior Night as well as Homecoming.