Eagles suffer disappointing loss


Photo credit: © 2013 Lauren Arenas

The Horizon Honors Varsity boys’ basketball team takes a timeout. The boys played against North Pointe Prep, but finished with a loss.

Horizon Honors’ Varsity Boys’ Basketball team suffered a heavy loss on Dec. 10. The game began at 7 p.m. with strong intensity from both teams. The first quarter was dominated by the Eagles, as they took a ten point lead over North Pointe Prep. The boys seemed confident and excited that they may win their first home game of the season.

As the game continued, the boys from the opposing school refused to give up, and continued pressing the Eagles to play their best. By halftime, the score had been tied up. North Pointe Prep was excitedly running in to the locker rooms, while the Eagles seemed to have lost some of their stamina.

The cheerleaders came on to the court and tried to pick the Horizon Honors spirit back up to where it had been at the beginning of the game. The fans were again feeling the enthusiasm as the teams returned into the gym. Both teams seemed determined to fight a hard battle and returned to the game with intense passion.

The entire second half of the game unfortunately belonged to North Pointe Prep. They took up a ten point lead on the Eagles, and only increased the gap in the score. In traditional Horizon Honors manner, the boys never relented. They managed to come within three points of their opponents in the third quarter, but as the game continued, they got further and further behind. The game ended with a victory for North Pointe Prep 53 – 44 over the Horizon Honors Eagles. Both teams played a great game and fought valiantly, but it was not the Eagles’ day for victory.