In their final contest of the 12-13 season South Fork’s freshman boys’ basketball team lost a close one by a score of 47-42 Thursday afternoon in Miranda to a tough St. Bernard’s frosh team.
"This was the first time these guys really played a true freshman game without any of the sophomores and they gelled very well," said head coach Doug Moody. "I can see that the JV team is going to be very strong next year." The game was close the entire way and was a strong offensive showing for both sides. "We put up a lot of points, but we couldn’t quite get out front long enough to get the win."
Moody sees each young player as a contributor in his own special way. "Every guy has a role to play and he understands it."
Armando Martinez (15 points) and Ethan Wolf (13 points) are the chief scorers. Huston Reuter (2 points) is an important defender, usually asked to guard the opponent’s top shooter.
Kevin Vandenack is the player who moves the ball for the team and sets up a lot of the scoring. Nick Way (2 points) is the enforcer, always hustling on defense and going after every loose ball.
Klayton Walker (6 points) contributes at both ends of the court. Connor Messenger (3 points) is a quick and smart player and Dylan Knostman "has improved 100%" during the season.
"You can tell these guys have played together for a long time and they are going to be tough next year," said Moody. "I’m proud of every one of them."
St. Bernard’s -12 -12 -12 -11 --47
South Fork -9 -12 -12 -9 --42