The Sequoits Clawed Down by Eagles

Antioch falls short during Tuesday's crosstown rivalry basketball game against Lakes Community High School.

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Eleni Sakas

Junior Daniel Fillipone dribbles down court during the first quarter.

The boys varsity basketball team played a tough game against the Lakes Eagles on Tuesday January 16, ending with a score of 58-51 in favor of the Eagles. Falling short during the fourth quarter by seven points, the boys played hard and battled for the lead throughout the game.

“I think we played well, we didn’t get the outcome we wanted,” senior Nick Galante said. “We will play them in a few weeks and we’ll be working on fixing our mistakes.”

The Sequoits started the game strong with junior point guard Dan Filippone scoring nine points in the first quarter along with junior power forward Jack Gillespie scoring two, resulting in a score of 11-7 after the first quarter.

Despite the score from the first quarter, the Eagles led 23-22 at halftime. Once the third quarter was underway, the Sequoits regained the lead with points scored by senior Branden Gallimore and Gillespie ending the third quarter with the score of 36-32. Although the score was close throughout the game, both teams played their best against their rival.

In the fourth quarter during the last six minutes, the Eagles went on a 22-8 run to close out the game and defeat the Sequoits with the final score of 58-51.

“Both teams played well, Lakes just outworked us at the end,” junior Kyle Jilly said. “They also capitalized on our mistakes.”

The boys play away next at North Chicago on Friday January 19 against the Warhawks.