The University School boys’ basketball team defeated University Lake School 67-21 in a non-conference game at USM Wednesday.
It was the second big win for the Wildcats in as many days. Tuesday, USM defeated Heritage Christian by 35 points in a 79-46 Midwest Classic Conference win. Wednesday’s victory evened the Wildcats’ season record at 2-2.
The Wildcats played solid defense all night. They prevented the Lakers from scoring in double figures in any of the game’s four quarters.
USM’s head coach Mike Snyder commented, “We played well and stayed disciplined all game. We focused on our transition defense. It’s important to us to work on it. The style of basketball has changed. Everything has a fast break, spread ‘em format these days. So as offenses change, we need to work on a good transition defense. I was happy with our work on defense tonight.”
Snyder continued, “The guys supported each other well tonight. We were able to run our defensive and offensive systems. We stuck to our plans on both sides of the game. It was also a good game for us because I was able to get everybody playing time and the chance to work on our systems in game situations.”
The Wildcats return to conference action on Saturday when they travel to Hartland to take on Lake Country Lutheran. “Lake Country is a scrappy, aggressive, well-coached team,” said Snyder. “It should be a good game.”
Score by Quarters
USM Scoring Leaders:
Djdade Denson: FG 2 pt 4; 3 pt 2; FTA 0; FTM 0; TP 14;
Jack Hiller: FG 2 pt 6; 3 pt 0; FTA 1; FTM 1; TP 13;
Austin Matthews: FG 2 pt 4; 3 pt 0; FTA 0; FTM 0; TP 8;
Sam Bernstein: FG 2 pt 3; 3 pt 0; FTA 0; FTM 0; TP 6;
Jack Wells: FG 2 pt 3; 3 pt 0; FTA 0; FTM 0; TP 6;
Jeff Walters: FG 2 pt 3; 3 pt 0; FTA 0; FTM 0; TP 6;