Thunder Men’s Basketball Move to 6-2 with Two Wins over King’sPosted on: Nov 10, 2014
Two important games transpired this past weekend for the Thunder Men’s Basketball squad as they faced off with the King’s Eagles. At the RKAC Friday night, the Thunder would pull out to an early 22-11 lead, push that mark to 45-30 at the half and cruise to a 93-71 win. Ryan Coleman had his best night in a Thunder uniform dropping 32 points and grabbing 18 rebounds and spreading out 4 assists. Artez Scharer was also solid, scoring 20 points and adding 5 assists and 3 steals. Brett Jakubec notched a new career high for the second straight game scoring 11 points. “We’re playing a little better each time out, but we still have a long way to go,” said Coach Reagan Wood after the win. “Defensively, we are still allowing too many easy points and that we have to improve. We can score in several ways which is nice to see and we’re taking advantage of the things we need to be.”
Saturday night over at King’s, the Thunder would find themselves in a shootout with the Eagles. The Thunder were able to hold a 1 point lead at halftime and early in the 4th quarter were able to expand their advantage to 15 and held off the Eagles to the final buzzer, closing out a 101-89 victory. It was another 'massive' night from Ryan Coleman who again scored 32 to go along with 12 rebounds. Artez Scharer caught fire in going 7 for 8 from the 3-point line, tallying 31 points and adding 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Nathaniel Wojcicki added 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in the win. “This was an interesting one; not typically how our games go,” remarked Coach Wood. “It was nice that we could adapt to a different type of game and it was really nice to make 34 of 36 free throws. We still have to dig deeper on the defensive end but a win is a win.”
The Thunder will now host the GPRC Wolves at the RKAC this coming weekend. Tip off times are Friday night at 8 PM with a 3 PM start on Saturday.
Photo Courtesy of John McIntosh