Boys Varsity Basketball · New Castle Trojans Boys Basketball Team Falls to the Anderson Indians

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New Castle Varsity Boys Basketball Team lost a physical game last night against a very athletic Anderson Indians team 66 to 57. The Trojans got off to a slow start on the offensive end and could not rebound on the defensive end, which led to easy baskets for the Indians. The Trojans were led in scoring by Luke Bumbalough with 6 points. Nicolas Grieser added 2 points. The Trojans were trailing the Indians 16 to 8.
The second quarter the Trojans started clicking on offense and knocked down shots. The Trojans still could not contain the dribble penetration and was still giving up to many easy baskets. The Trojans were led in scoring by Luke Bumbalough with 12 points. Nicolas Grieser added 7 points and Mason Hardwick had 6 points. Blake Burris has 3 points. The Trojans still trailed at half against the Anderson Indians 37 to 36.
At the half, the Trojans made a few adjustments offensively and defensively. Offensively, the Trojans wanted to value their positions and get easy looks. Defensively, the Trojans wanted to contain the basketball and not give up lane drives so easy. We also wanted to do a better job of clearing out space and blocking out and rebounding. The Trojans did a better job on the offensive end, but still struggled on the defensive end all night. In the third quarter the Trojans were led in scoring by Luke Bumbalough with 8 points. Nicolas Grieser added 2 points. After the third quarter, the Trojans had a slim lead on the Indians 46 to 45.
In the fourth quarter, the Trojans’ offense struggled shooting the basketball. Anderson Indians continued to get easy baskets on lane drives and on offensive rebound put backs. The Trojans in the fourth quarter were led in scoring in by Luke Bumbalough with 5 points. Nicolas Grieser and Mason Hardwick both had 3 points. The Trojans were beat by the Anderson Indians 66 to 57.
Offensively, the Trojans got off to a slow start, but got it going in the second quarter. The Trojans rely on their outside shooting, and when our shooters aren’t hitting we are going to struggle. Defensively, the Trojans could not contain the basketball all night and Anderson got second and third chances on multiple possessions. The Trojans have a lot to work on this week at practice and have to get better.
The Trojans were led in scoring by Luke Bumbalough with 31 points. Nicolas Grieser had 14 points. Mason Hardwick has 9 points. Blake Burris had 3 points.
The Trojans are 1-2 to start the season. The New Castle Trojans will be back in action Friday, December 7 at the New Castle Field House to face a talented Shelbyville Golden Bears team. The Varsity game will tip at approximately 7:30pm. Go Trojans!!!