PROVEN FACT: Defense Wins Games

By Jonathan Mayers Boys Basketball Beat Writer, Class of 2021 

Coming off a blowout win against Teachers Prep, The Sabers rolled to a 4-0 record with a 42-17 win over Brooklyn Studio High School.

Senior Joel Carty led the pack showing his horsepower on the court by gathering an incredible 12 rebounds in the paint. Carty opened up the first quarter with all 6 points of a 6-0 run.  He later received a pretty dime from junior forward Caleb Brown, who continued to show off his creative passing abilities from Monday’s game against Teachers Prep.

Carty had effective counterparts in this game, like junior guard Doran Williams who proved himself to be a premier two-way player for the Sabers; snagging tough rebounds and shooting 5/6 from the field, while giving his opponents a little, “shake and bake,” when driving to the basket.

Doran Willaims surveys the defense on a 1st half out of bounds play. Photo Credit: Quavon Daniel

As always, offense is only a small small part to the Sabers’ success. Defense once again was the main factor in the victory.  The Sabers ran their crafty 2-2-1 defense to shred Brooklyn Studio apart. The Knights went scoreless for over eight minutes of gametime, and barely scored in the first half.  The Sabers took advantage of the Knights’ lackluster offense turning silly turnovers into easy buckets on the offensive end.

The Saber brotherhood was on display throughout the game as well; helping teammates off the floor, clapping for smart plays, and even for junior guard Shannon Maxwell’s attempted dunk.  Maxwell almost caught a “YAM,” (as we like to call it) after an athletic defensive steal.

The Sabers were very comfortable in the 4th Quarter, where they sat on a 30 point lead and embodied one of the most famous lines from Rick & Morty, ”ain’t nothing wrong with a little bit of horseplay”. The Sabers called out their favorite isolation play ‘4 out’ where each teammate attempts to take his man one on one.  Senior guard Kameron Jeffrey found junior forward Justin Phillips with an easy dime off his “4 out” play, while various other Sabers attempted to score as their teammates erupted in cheers.

This afternoon the Sabers enjoyed a blowout, but will get back to business when they go on their first true road game of the season visiting Spring Creek High School next Tuesday, December 11th @ 4:30 PM.

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