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Boys’ basketball falls to Fairfield Ludlowe

Kevin Rabacs '19

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Staples boys’ basketball fell to Ludlowe 57-26 on Monday Feb. 13.
After a low scoring first half, the Falcons outscored the Wreckers 32-12 in the second half, shooting very well beyond the three-point line.
“I think Ludlowe’s length posed problems for us and we just had an incredibly difficult time putting the ball in the basket,” Jake Thaw ’20, Staples leading scorer with 8 points, said.
Patrick Kilbride ’20 led Ludlowe with 17 points, and the Falcons featured a balanced attack, spreading the ball along the perimeter and firing open shots. Ludlowe also used their height to secure many more rebounds than the Wreckers, translating those rebounds into second-chance points.
With a snow day on the horizon, the student sections from both schools were filled to the brim.
“Ludlowe’s fan section was fired up from the start, making it a great atmosphere,” Russell Krauss ’19, a Staples “superfan” said. “Of all the courts we’ve been to this season, this was one of the coolest.”
Despite the loss, the Wreckers are optimistic that they will be able to get back to their winning ways.
“Moving forward we have to find some way to work out of this shooting slump and put points on the board,” Dylan Ward ’19 said.
The Wreckers have clinched a state playoff berth and await the announcement of their first round opponent, which will be played March 4.

Image Credit: Staples Basketball Website

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