8th Grade Basketball vs Fr. Doyle

Daniel Franchetti, 8th Grade Contributor

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Eighth Grade Basketball Game vs Father Doyle

When I attended the basketball game on January 21, 2018, I observed an incredible performance and comeback from the team. Hendricken was competing against Father Doyle.

The game started well for Hendricken. At the 3:30 mark of the first period, the score was 6-2 Hendricken to Father Doyle. At the 7:00 mark of the first period Hendricken was edged out by Father Doyle and the score was 7-13. Many of the points were because Father Doyle made many successful foul shots. Hendricken started to make a comeback in the third section. By 10:30, the score was 13-15. At the end of the period, the score was 17-18.

During the second half, Hendricken was constantly close to Father Doyle’s score, never deviating more than two points. Fifteen seconds before the end of the game the score was all tied up. One second later, Father Doyle had gained two more points. Hendricken had fouled them, and they were allowed two free throws. Without hesitation the shooter threw his first shot which went through the hoop swiftly. Then in the same fashion, he shot the second. With only fourteen seconds left, there was a quick time-out where Hendricken formulated their strategy. They went back to the court and acted swiftly. The team made it to the net and shot and missed. With a few seconds left they tried again, but were unable to tie the game. The Hawks were so close to victory with a score of 39-41.

One of the team members remarked that he had lost the game. This was replied by another member with, “You didn’t lose the game. We are a team.” The team showed improvement from their last game with their rebounding abilities. Father Doyle was able to win only due to their foul shots. The eighth grade basketball team did well to only lose by a small margin. Hendricken’s next game will be January 28 versus Our Lady of Mercy at 2:30 at Hendricken.