(February 20th, 2015) – STRYKER: Playing host to fellow Buckeye Border Conference team North Central, the junior varsity boys of Stryker were poised to pounce upon their unsuspecting foe.
And that’s exactly what happened, as a good Eagle Junior Varsity squad was blindsided in a 43-25 road loss.
The contest was a close one in its early stages. The first period saw the two teams battle hard against one another, with Stryker barely taking the lead at 8-6 by its conclusion. In the second quarter, the Panthers were able to put some space between themselves and the Eagles, carrying a 20-13 lead going into halftime, due to a 12-7 effort in the stanza.
But it was the third quarter where Stryker made their move. Scoring 15 points on their end of the floor, they only gave up 2 points to the North Central offense on the other. This led to the Panther boys holding a 20 point advantage heading into the fourth period, 35-15. In that final frame, the Eagle boys played with pride, outscoring Stryker 10-8, despite still losing the game by 18 points.
Hunter Lilleholm had a strong evening for the Stryker boys, putting up 12 points in the victory. His teammates, Alex Bost and Kaid Woolace, each produced 9 points apiece as well.
For North Central, Nick Henry was the lead scorer with 10 points on the night. Kaleb Faler added 5 points in the loss.