Win, lose, lose is how Skyline boys end 2020 basketball schedule

Hannah Brown
Pratt Tribune
Skyline High School boys basketball team members work for a shot againt Larned on Friday. The T-birds lost  after an early lead, 53-45. They defeated Kinsley earlier in the week.

The Skyline High School boys Thunderbirds took on the Kinsley Coyotes in basketball on December 15, winning 60-37. 

The first quarter was a low scoring affair by both teams, but SHS was on top 6-5. The Thunderbirds continued to grow their lead in the second quarter and led 21-15 going into halftime. By the time the third quarter was over the T-Birds were up nearly 20, 37-20. When the final buzzer rang Skyline was ahead 60-37. 

Next up for the Thunderbirds was South Central. The game between SHS and SCHS was much closer than Tuesday’s contest and the T-Birds fell 37-41 to the Timberwolves. 

In the final game of the semester for Skyline, they welcomed the Larned Indians to town. SHS couldn’t hold on to an early lead, losing 53-45. After the first quarter, SHS led by two, 10-8. 

The close nature of the game continued throughout the second quarter. At the halftime break, the T-Birds still held on to a slim lead, 24-23. 

The game was back and forth through the third quarter, with several ties and lead changes. 

Heading into the final eight minutes of play, Skyline faced a four-point deficit. In the final minutes of the game, the Indians extended their lead as Skyline fouled to stop the clock. 

The T-Birds have completed their 2020 portion of the season and will retake the court on January 5 when they take on Lyons.