Boys Basketball takes tough loss at Milford

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Avoiding defenders, Chance Amundson ’20 lays it up in front of Milford’s student section. Amundson had 9 points on the day.

The Boys Basketball team lost a 77-41 game in Milford on Friday, December 7. This brought their overall record to 2-2 until their win against Thayer Central the following day.

Leading in scoring for the Jeffs was Isaac Robertson ’19 (14) followed by Chance Amundson ’20 (9) and Bret Cole ’20 (9). Despite the loss, Cole found some positive aspects.

“We did a lot of things right,” Cole said. “We ran the floor hard, we had everyone guarding the ball, and we did a pretty good job rebounding.”

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Zane Grizzle ’22 fights around a Milford player for a rebound from a missed free throw. According to MaxPreps, the Jeffs average around 13 rebounds per game. Photo by H. Knigge

Losing by a large deficit caused players to inspect the game from all angles. Each had their own opinion, but a common theme arose: playing hard throughout the entire game was an issue. Zane Grizzle ’22 commented on the idea.

“We always start off really cold, or come into the second half really cold,” Grizzle said. “We could improve on being more consistent.”

Thus far in the season, the Jeffs have hovered all around the .500 record mark. The loss set them at an equilibrium between wins and losses. Cole looks to win future games by building off of Friday’s match.

“I hope that we can keep building as a team,” Cole said. “If we can play good together that will help us beat the good teams. It will show everyone that Fairbury is a team to beat.”