New Home falls to Nazareth in informal semifinals

March 4, 2017 - Finding Carter

LEVELLAND – New Home manager Koby Abney shook his conduct as a Leopards’ deteriorate came to an finish in a array of missed opportunities.

New Home gave Nazareth a conflict down to a shutting minutes, though fell to a Swifts 56-48 in a Region I-1A semifinal Friday night in a Texan Dome.

Abney pronounced after an overtime win on Tuesday to strech a semifinals, and several other tighten calls progressing in a season, he felt good about his team’s chances late in a game.

“We’re down by a indicate with a round in a hands, and afterwards we’ve got a giveaway chuck to tie it and a good shooter (Carter Abney) during a line,” pronounced Koby Abney, whose group finishes a deteriorate 32-3. “We only never could get that shot to fall.”

Nazareth’s Slade Gerber scored a game-high 20 points and Jake Gerber available 12.

For a Leopards, Billy Castro scored 18 points and Carter Abney available 12.

New Home led 4-0 to start a diversion on baskets by Blaine Kirkland and Emmanuel Rosa, and a Leopards traded baskets with a Swifts for most of a initial half. However, Nazareth started to lift divided late in a second quarter.

Waylon Leavitt strike a span of baskets inside, and afterwards guards Tristan McLain and Slade Gerber went on a 5-point run to finish a half and put a Swifts adult 31-20 during intermission.

“The frustrating thing about that second entertain run was they were doing a things that we’d talked about in a scouting news to not let them do,” Koby Abney said. “We came out clever in a third quarter, and it wasn’t that we done any genuine adjustments. It was only us doing what we had put into a diversion devise and executing.”

The Leopards pulled behind into row in a third quarter, with Carter Abney anticipating his operation and joining on a span of 3-pointers.

Trailing 37-34 going into a fourth quarter, a Leopards pulled within one indicate twice. Castro sank a 3-pointer to lift New Home within one indicate during 41-40, and after a basket by Gerber, Carter Abney grabbed an descent miscarry and sank a shot to make a measure 43-42.

Carter Abney was fouled on a shot though missed a giveaway throw. From that indicate on, a Swifts strike giveaway throws and kept New Home’s 3-point threats from removing open looks in track to their victory..

“It’s been a good season,” Koby Abney said. “We went 32-3, set a propagandize record for wins, and done it to a informal semi-finals and it finished opposite a peculiarity team. You know when we play Nazareth that you’re going to have to play your best to win. It’s unhappy that we went out though creation a shots like we know we’re means to, though infrequently a shots only don’t fall.”

The Swifts face Happy during 3:30 p.m. Saturday in a informal finals during a Texan Dome.

Nazareth 56, New Home 48

New Home 14 6 14 14 48

Nazareth 19 12 6 19 56

Scorers: New Home, Billy Castro 18, Carter Abney 12, Blaine Kirkland 9, Emmanuel Rosa 4, Reed Bundy 3, Miguel Gomez 2; Nazareth, Slade Gerber 20, Jake Gerber 12, Waylon Leavitt 8, Trayton McLain 6, Tristan McLain 5, Jake Waldo 5.

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