Eagles Suffer Tough Loss To Patriots

On Monday, Apr. 13, the Horizon Honors Eagles squared off against Grace Community Christian, losing 22 to 35.

Jake Matise, Columnist

Monday, Apr. 13, at 4 p.m., the Horizon Honors’ middle school basketball B team gathered in the gym to face the Grace Community Christian Patriots. While the Eagles fought hard, they couldn’t seem to catch a break, and the final score reflected it. The Patriots came out on top by 13 points.

In the first half of the game, both teams came out ready to compete. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Patriots controlled the floor early. Grace Community Christian was up six to zero in the first three minutes. The Eagles had some difficulty getting going in the first half. The Patriots coasted to a comfortable lead, being ahead 25 to nine at halftime.

The Eagles came out much stronger in the second half, looking to get back into the game. They were able to keep the Patriots offense in check as well as being able to create lots of turnovers in the process. Seventh grader Nick McElenney led the way on offense, making great passes and putting points up on the board for the Eagles. They began to work their way back into the game, but it proved to be too little, too late. Horizon Honors lost 22 to 35, but they gave their all and persevered.

With their recent loss, the middle school B team’s record now stands at one win and five losses. Despite having a losing record, the boys have plenty of time to turn their season around, with four more games left. Their next matchup is at home on Thursday, Apr. 16, against Gilbert Christian, so be sure to come out and support the team!