Friday, December 8, the Gull Lake varsity basketball team hosted the Knights from Loy Norrix. Coming into the game, Gull Lake had previously come off of a tough, one point loss the game before. The team had high hopes of starting the season off strong.
Starting the first quarter, Gull Lake came out strong with a bucket off an offensive rebound, and a steal on the defensive end. The game turned quick and Gull Lake went into a drought from the three point line. The score at the end of the first quarter 7-13.
Starting the second quarter, Gull Lake struggled to get going on offense. Norrix made run after run but Gull Lake managed to keep the score manageable. The quarter finished and the game went to halftime with the score 17-22.
In the third quarter, Gull Lake put on the press and applied the pressure against the Knights. After forcing turnovers and getting buckets on the offensive end, Gull Lake took the lead. The Knights fought back and brought themselves back into the game. The score of the game after three quarters was 38-36, Blue Devils in the lead.
The fourth quarter was very back and forth with many last minute efforts by both teams. The game came down to two free throws by Loy Norrix. Norrix made both free throws to go up two points. A last second heave by senior Jacob Gleason was the last hope for the Blue Devils. As the ball fell short the game was over. 47-49, Loy Norrix win.
“It really sucks to come up short two games in a row. I think we just have to get a win under us to start us rolling,” senior Tyler Crippen said.
The Blue Devils take on the Colts from Comstock for their next game on December 12.