(updated 10:55 p.m.) BGHS boys drop NLL opener to Southview (12-5-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE/Sentinel Sports Editor   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 23:07
SYLVANIA —Southview grabbed an early lead and never looked back on the way to a 64-40 victory over Bowling Green Thursday. It was the Northern Lakes League opener for both teams.
“We couldn’t get many open looks tonight. They were guarding us well, but we were not creating opportunities for our shooters,” BG boys head coach Mike Malinowski said.
The Bobcats held an early 3-2 lead, but the Cougars took control with a 12-0 run, and led 24-10 after eight minutes.
Southview was able to pound the ball inside in the first quarter, making 10-of-20 shots from the field, most from close range.
“When you’re young and inexperienced, you really have no reason to have a lot of confidence. When you get down early, it surely does not help,” Malinowski said.
The Cougars went away from going inside in the second quarter, but still led 38-22 at the half.
Leon Eggleston scored eight of his team-high 14 points in the third quarter as Southview led 54-32 with eight minutes remaining.
Both teams cleared the benches in the final quarter.
Lamonta´ Stone led BG with 19 points, despite being heavily defended by Eggleston for the majority of the game.
“It’s going to be a while before the guys understand what we’re trying to accomplish offensively,” Malinowski said. “We are trying to create an offense where Lamonta´ will create offense off of penetration, and he’s giving us what we want in terms of penetration.
“Right now he’s too much east and west, too much stationary dribbling instead of being in an attack mode where he’s trying to draw defenders off of our shooters,” Malinowski added. “The whole key is that we have to be an attacking-the-basket type of offense.”
Malinowski said Stone, a junior, is still learning and the coaches will have to have patience with him.
“I have to help him understand that the drive doesn’t always have to be directly at the basket in a blow-by situation,” Malinowski said. “He can attack more on diagonals.”
Southview’s starters combined for 52 points with four players scoring in double figures. The Cougars are 2-0.
BG, now 0-2 overall, plays its third game in four days Friday night at Ottawa-Glandorf.
Southview won the junior varsity game, 47-28. Nathan Meyer led BG with 10 points.

Stone, 5-1-6—19; Stewart, 1-5—7; Hinton, 0-0—0; Carsey, 2-1—5; Riggs, 0-1-0—3; Ludwig, 0-1—1; Leader, 0-1-0—3; Markey, 1-0—2; Donaldson, 0-0—0; Meyer, 0-0—0. TOTALS: 9-3-13—40.
Morrison, 5-2—12; Roberts, 3-1-2—11; Woodall, 2-0—4; Hall, 5-1—11; Eggleston, 5-4—14; Bankston, 0-0—0; Miller, 0-1-0—3; Schaffer, 0-0—0; Kalniz, 0-0—0; Parsons, 0-3-0—9; Sherman, 0-0—0; Bader, 0-0—0. TOTALS: 20-5-9—64.
BGHS    10    12    10    8    —40
SOUTHVIEW    24    14    16    10    —64
Junior varsity: Southview, 47-28 (Nathan Meyer scored 10 points for Bowling Green).
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 23:56

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