Good Luck

September 27th, 2020

Special to the Leader & Times

Tuesday night the Eisenhower Warriors seventh grade basketball team traveled to Garden City taking on the Horace Good Hawks. The game turned out to be a high powered offensive show, and the Warriors edged the Hawks 53-51 in overtime. 

From tip off to end of regulation both teams were off to the races scoring at will. The Warriors found themselves trailing by eight at the intermission. 

The Warriors quickly found themselves down by double digits early in the third before the defense kicked in and full court pressure garnered some easy scores. Eisenhower trailed 39-35 after three quarters. 

Trailing midway in the fourth at 49-42, Coach Babinec took a time out to rally the team. 

“I just told them, ‘This is your Mahomes time,’” Babinec said. They responded by holding the Hawks to just two points while scoring 11 of their own. Key free throws by Breton Spikes and and an easy offensive rebound put back by Alfonso Relles forced overtime.   

Jadon Sauter laid in the winning basket with less than a minute remaining as the Warriors delivered under pressure. 

“It was a great win and I’m proud of the boys for their perseverance,” Babinec said. “It was a tough battle for 27 minutes.”

Leading the Warriors included Breton Spikes with 14 points, Jadon Sauter scored 13 points, Alfonso Relles had 12 points,  Alex Schwindt scored eight points and Ureil Ortiz, Anthony Aragonez and Oscar Montes each had two points. 

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