PLAS boys fall to Hooper

Published 4:00 am Friday, December 5, 2014

Pike Liberal Arts boy’s basketball got off to a fast start Thursday night, but ultimately could not finish, losing big to Hooper 60-46.

The Patriots got on the board first in the first quarter, by way of a quick 7-5 lead against Hooper.

But as they did all game, three-pointers proved the undoing of PLAS early in the first when the Colts tied the game at eight a piece off of a quick 3-pointer.

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From there, the Patriots never lead again in the game.

PLAS wasn’t without their chances in the game, though.

Down 13-8 at the end of the first quarter, the Patriots went on a 7-2 run, tying the game at 15-15.

But fouls and turnovers in the second quarter gave Hooper ample chances to regain the lead, which they took advantage of, going into halftime up 25-24.

But in the second half, turnovers continued to plague PLAS.

The Patriots were also dominated in the paint, being outrebounded and outscored in the third quarter 12-10.

And in the fourth quarter, the Colts iced the game, going on several runs to take a double digit lead for most of the final period.

Hooper’s largest lead of the game came on a 3-pointer with two minutes remaining to put the Colts up 16.

The Patriots tried to chip away at the deficit, but failed, losing by 14 to the Colts.