Boys basketball blows out Southeast Seminoles


Photo by Cassidy Viox

Elad Gov-Ari

Basket after basket, the Bruins quickly took the lead over the visitors. An ending score of 78-47 proves the Seminoles were no match for the home team.
During the opening two quarters, RBHS found themselves struggling to work as a team, despite leading over Southeast 45-32 at half.
“Our first half was one of our poorest performances all year, especially defensively,” head coach, Jim Scanlon, said. “We had no togetherness on offense. We hit some shots, and that saved us. We didn’t get many assists and we just didn’t really play as a team.”
To the Bruins’ luck, point guard, Isiaih Mosley was able to score, consistently and quickly.
“When we found out Isiaih had the hot hand, we kept feeding him the ball so he could make plays,” senior point guard Jack Cooper said.
Going into the second half, the Bruins united as a team and secured a strong lead.
“In that second half we really came together, hit some threes and made some beautiful plays,” Scanlon said. “We didn’t do any of that in the first half. I don’t know what did it for them, but I’m glad it came together.”
Forward Eysan Wiley agrees completely with Scanlon’s assessment and hopes that unity will cease to be a problem in future games.
“We upped the intensity on D[efense] and shared the ball more on offense,” Wiley said. “Coach just got into us on our lack of teamwork and told us we can play at a higher level if we shared the ball and played as team.”
Looking back on the team’s track record, Cooper is happy with the path his team is headed.
“I think winning our last couple of games is leading us in the right direction to win some of the big games coming up this week,” Cooper said.