Wolfpack Boys Varsity Basketball Defeats Masters with Three-Pointer, 57-56

2/2/13

Hyde Woodstock             31 57

At Masters School           24 56

The boys varsity basketball team improved its record to nine wins and eight losses on the season after defeating Masters School on a buzzer-beating three point shot by Julian Mardenli PG Saturday 2, February. In the Wolfpack’s most competitive game this season, the team rallied to an early lead behind the interior scoring of Christian Ejiga ’13 and Ken Grant ’14 with eight and ten first-half points each. Although Masters nearly evened the score before halftime, Hyde’s defense forced turnovers to close out with a traditional three-point play by Grant and a seven point lead. Masters School slowly chipped away at Hyde’s lead, including a few athletic fast-break dunks, and they finally took went up 56-54 with less than a minute to play. Both teams failed to capitalize on their next possessions, and Hyde’s Tyquan Ekejiuba PG brought the ball over halfcourt before calling a time out with eleven seconds on the clock. On the ensuing play, Mardenli came off a double-screen, curled to the left, received the pass from Ekjiuba, and released the game-winning shot as the clock expired. Mardenli had twenty points, and Grant pulled down seventeen rebounds.

TEAM                    23-48 FGM-FGA (48%), 4-10 3PM-3PA (40%), 7-9 FTM-FTA (78%), 5-27 OR-TR, 10 A, 6 S, 4 B, 20 PF, 57 TP

FGM-FGA, 3PM-3PA, FTM-FTA, OR-TR, A, S, B, PF, PTS

 

Djurisic                 1-2 FGM-FGA (50%), 0-0 3PM-3PA (0%), 0-0 FTM-FTA (0%), 0-0 OR-TR, 0 A, 0 S, 0 B, 1 PF, 2 TP

Ejiga                       8-15 FGM-FGA (53%), 0-1 3PM-3PA (0%), 0-0 FTM-FTA (0%), 1-2 OR-TR, 2 A, 2 S, 2 B, 3 PF, 16 TP

Ekejiuba               0-1 FGM-FGA (0%), 0-0 3PM-3PA (0%), 0-0 FTM-FTA (0%), 1-4 OR-TR, 5 A, 1 S, 0 B, 3 PF, 0 TP

Felder                   DNP

Grant                    6-14 FGM-FGA (43%), 0-0 3PM-3PA (0%), 3-5 FTM-FTA (60%), 3-17 OR-TR, 2 A, 1 S, 2 B, 4 PF, 15 TP

Krassner              1-2 FGM-FGA (50%), 0-1 3PM-3PA (0%), 2-2 FTM-FTA (100%), 0-1 OR-TR, 0 A, 1 S, 0 B, 4 PF, 4 TP

Larsen                   DNP

Mardenli              7-14 FGM-FGA (50%), 4-8 3PM-3PA (50%), 2-2 FTM-FTA (100%), 0-2 OR-TR, 1 A, 1 S, 0 B, 3 PF, 20 TP

McLaughlin         DNP

Yao                         DNP

McKiernan          DNP

Smith                    0-0 FGM-FGA (0%), 0-0 3PM-3PA (0%), 0-0 FTM-FTA (0%), 0-1 OR-TR, 0 A, 0 S, 0 B, 2 PF, 0 TP