Sequoits overpower, outplay and outshine the Eagles

Sequouit take down the Eagles in an intense second matchup


Beth Kamman

Senior Kyle Glassman preparing to knock down a free throw.

On Tuesday Jan 24, the Lakes Eagles suffered a defeat to the Antioch Sequoits. With astounding defense and offense, the Sequoits dominated the Eagles on their own court. One of the stand out defensive players and a starter for the Sequoits was junior Joel Bulka. Bulka started off the Sequoits with the first point of the game.

“It made me feel a little more confident and it got the nerves out at the start of the game,” Bulka said.

After that first point the shift in the energy and gameplay was clear as the Sequoits started to get hot. They were only down by two at the end of the first quarter, but this did not discourage the Sequoits though as they picked up going into the half with senior Kyle Glassman scoring two three pointers in a row.

“Kyle pretty much gave us a run, where he just dribbled down, did a crossover and then hit two straight threes,“ Bulka said.

This is when the game really started to improve for the Sequoits as they kept the lead and momentum for the rest of the game. They ended the first half with a monster block by senior Joey Neumann and two missed free throws by the Eagles as well as going into the second half leading by nine points.

Throughout the game junior Colby Priller, kept the momentum going for the Sequoits who came in and out of the game accordingly. He was thrilled when speaking about the game.

“We executed well on offense and defense,” Priller said. “Our defense was on lock, at one point, they did come close, but we were like, we can’t let this happen.”

Whenever the Eagles had a push, the Sequoits fought right back staying up by nine, or ten for a majority of the second half. The student section could not have been more thrilled, one of these students was junior Tyler Miller, who some may call a super fan.

“I thought the ending of the game was amazing when they won, like is this for real,” Miller said. “The game was really intense.”

Spectators could really feel the stress in the student section as the Eagles made a strong push in the last few minutes of the game, getting within five points of the Sequoits. The atmosphere became very intense as the game drew closer to the end. As the game ended, junior Carter Webb sealed the Eagles fate putting in one final point with a free throw, as the student section erupted with cheers and a song to send the Eagles flying back to their nests “Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye.” Catch the next boys basketball game at home against Grant Tuesday, Feb 7.