Finally, the 2012 PAL basketball season started! After literally eight weeks of practice and one scrimmage, the SEAS Eagles played their first game of the season against St. John Vianney in the first round of the Jesuit Tournament. The Eagles beat St. John Vianney last year in the Christian Brothers Tournament.
Jack started at small forward. He played 11 minutes of the 24 minute game. Jack had 4 points on 2 for 4 from two point range. He added 6 rebounds and 3 steals with a turnover and a personal foul. Jack made a nice steal and took the ball the length of the court for a layup.
Although St. John Vianney has given the Eagles some competitive games in the past two years, the Eagles ran away with the game. The Eagles led 23 to 6 at halftime. With a running clock in the fourth quarter and all of the Eagles players getting time on the floor, the Eagles won the game by the score of 40 to 12. The game was not even that close. The box score is here.
The Eagles had a balanced attack. Seven of the ten SEAS Eagles players scored 3 or more points.
I was very perplexed by the substitution patterns that the SEAS coaches were using. It is going to be interesting to see how they manage a more competitive game.
The SEAS Eagles now have 1 win and 0 losses for the season. The game log is here.
Next weekend is going to be busy. The Eagles face Holy Spirit on Friday in what will probably be their toughest league game and then will have games on Saturday and Sunday and hopefully Monday.