Boys basketball defeated by Bishop Miege

The Jaguars fell to the Bishop Miege Stags 70-41

Grace Lovett, JAG Reporter

The boys basketball team picked up its second loss against Bishop Miege with a final score of 70-41 on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The team played a close first quarter, trailing the Stags with a score of 11-7. One of these early points came from a dunk from junior point guard Cooper Kaifes, who lead the team with 20 points.

“I thought the dunk gave us momentum because we know how good of a team Miege is and a dunk is always a positive play in basketball,” Kaifes said.

The Jaguars managed to keep the Stags’ lead to 10 points at the end of the first half. Sophomore point guard Tanner Moore links this achievement to the team’s defense.

“We played tough defense and forced them to shoot shots they didn’t want to take,” Moore said. “We also got the loose balls and got most of the rebounds in the first half. Holding a team like Miege to 24 points at half is a very hard thing to do.”

By the end of the third quarter, the Stags increased their lead to 47-24. Energy was then brought back into the stands in the fourth quarter by sophomore point guard Logan Talley, who forced a turnover and ended up going on an eight point run. This eight point run made Talley the second highest scorer for the Jaguars.

“It was very late in the game and I was trying to do whatever I needed to do to try and get a spark going in the team to possibly cut [the Stags] lead shorter,” Talley said.

Unfortunately, Bishop Miege answered this eight point run with a run of their own, and ended the game with a final score of 70-41.

“It’s always tough playing Miege and the players that they have because they are all talented,” Kaifes said. “But I always enjoy playing against Division 1 talent because it makes the game more entertaining and fun to play in.”

The team’s next game will be at home against Lansing on Friday, Jan. 27.

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