The Boys 3rds basketball team travelled over the river and through the woods to Valley View School on Saturday, January 19th. After some poor shooting in the previous two contests, the Wolfpack was eager to compete and walked away with a well-played 47-45 victory. Hyde raced out to a twelve point lead to end the first quarter, but Valley View responded with a flurry of three-point shots to even the game at the break. Despite letting the home team out to a quick six point lead at the start of the third quarter, Hyde did not panic and slowly chipped away at the lead with great low-post play and foul shooting. The 3rds made key foul shots down the stretch to stay ahead of their competitors and got back to their winning ways.
This matchup was extremely balanced and was a true team win. Kevin Ge ’15 led all scorers with 13 points and controlled the floor with poise, handling the ball well through traffic. Drew Handley ’14 dominated the paint with 11 points and 20 rebounds, while Kal Lemoine ’14 and Jeremy Gu ’15 stepped up with great defensive efforts when Dumisani Samuels ’16 fouled out midway through the 3rd quarter.