Saturday, February 18, 2012

2012 PAL Varsity Comp Basketball SEAS versus SJE

The SEAS Eagles faced SJE in the semi-final game of the Christian Brothers Tournament. SEAS got hammered by SJE in the second round of the PAL Basketball playoffs last year and lost to SJE in the semi-finals of the PAL flag football playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. I am tired of playing SJE; as one of the SEAS parents said during the game, the SJE coach is not a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Jack played 27 minutes of the 28 minute game. He scored 2 points on 1 for 2 from two point range and 0 for 2 from three point range. Jack added 5 rebounds and 2 steals with 1 turnover and 3 personal fouls. Jack struggled at forward against SJE's larger front line.

This was a very close, hard fought game. The Eagles led by the score of 14 to 10 at the end of the first quarter. The score was tied 22 to 22 at half-time. SEAS led by the score of 30 to 26 at the end of third quarter and briefly held a 7 point lead with the score 33 to 26 early in the fourth quarter. At this point, the bottom fell out. The Eagles made a couple of turnovers and allowed a couple of easy baskets. SJE scored 10 straight points to lead by the score 36 to 33.

Joe, the Eagles leading scorer, picked up a couple of early fouls and then took a hard fall. Joe ended up only playing 15 minutes of the 28 minute game.

The Eagles lost by the score of 46 to 41. The box score is here.

The SEAS Eagles now have 11 wins and 4 losses for the season. The game log is here.

SEAS will play SI in the third place game on Sunday, while SJE will play OLA in the championship game.

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