Boys Basketball: Bloom continues unbeaten run, tops Rich East
Updated: December 20, 2011 9:35PM
One thing Bloom coach Jasper Williams did want is for his team to be undefeated heading into the Rich South McDipper tournament next week.
He accomplished that on Tuesday after defeating host Rich East 59-50 in Southland conference play.
One thing he didn’t want heading into that tournament was for his team to remain struggling at the free throw line. The No. 6 Blazing Trojans were 14 of 31 against the Rockets.
“If we would start making those free throws it would sure make life a lot easier on me,” Williams said. “It is very frustrating. The last four games I believe we have been under 50 percent at the free throw line. Against the teams at the McDipper we are going to have to better than that at the free throw line.
“If we make some free throws we will be hard to beat. At least we will some time to straighten that out.”
Donald Moore led the Trojans (9-0, 2-0) with 18 points while Henry Hicks added 14. Nicholas Horne had 15 points off the bench to lead the Rockets (4-7, 0-2) while Raheem Jackson pitched in 12.
The Rockets, behind four points by center Shamond Kemp, took a 6-2 lead to start the game. But after a 9-2 run by the Trojans, the Rockets would be looking up hill the rest of the way.
The Trojans led 19-13 after the first, 30-25 at the half and after an 8-0 run to start the third, finally took control and led 50-37 heading into the fourth.
“Still undefeated and we just have to keep on winning,” Moore said. “Coach didn’t talk to us yet but I know he is going to say something about our free throws at practice. We were awful from the free throw line.
“We can’t take any of our opponents lightly. We have to play every game likes it’s a championship game.”