Archive for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lansing too much for ailing BLHS boys team

February 13, 2013, 1:00 a.m.

Updated: February 13, 2013, 2:50 p.m.

A month ago, Basehor-Linwood had hit rock bottom after a blowout loss against Lansing. On Tuesday, the result was the same, but the effort was different. The Lions won, 58-41, in a game they dominated physically and athletically.

Chase Younger, who’s been battling the flu, scored 17 points. Tim Sanders added nine points, while Jahron McPherson and Matt Ogilvie scored four each.

It seemed as if this one was going to get out of hand quickly as in their first meeting as Lansing went into halftime up by 15. The Bobcats started to come alive in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to eight twice. They had three possessions to cut into the lead even more, but a turnover on two of the possessions didn’t help.

In just their second game without Ben Johnson, the Bobcats are still trying to adjust and gain some chemistry.

In his 14 years as a head coach, Mike McBride said he has had to make just one major lineup change that forced BLHS to redevelop chemistry and that happened in his first year. This year alone BLHS has had to adjust four times between injuries, suspensions and now Johnson’s departure.

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