The Crocker Lions and Newburg Wolves matched up for a Frisco League game. Additionally, it was also the Coaches vs Cancer anual game at Crocker High School.
The Coaches vs Cancer program is a nationwide program that helps raise cancer awareness across the country. You can find more information about the program at; https://www.cancer.org/involved/fundraise/coaches-vs-cancer.html.
The Junior Varsity began as the Lions took an 11- 8 lead after the first quarter. Both teams were cold on shooting in the second quarter as the Lions were able to win the second period 7- 6. Crocker went into halftime with a 18-14 lead.
The Newburg Wolves came out strong in the third period and outscored the Lions 7-3. Both Newburg and Crocker were both timed at twenty one points in the game after three periods. The Lions and Wolves both played tough but Newburg was able to outscore the Lions 12-9 in the period. The Newburg Wolves won the game 33-30 in front of a full home crowd.
The Varsity Lions had a tough team to tame in the number 11 ranked team in Class 2. They were able to hold on and get a big win.
The Crocker Lions came out and took a 16-12 point lead after the first quarter. The Lions extended their lead as they outscored the Lions 19-15 in the second period. Crocker went into halftime with a 35-27 point lead.
The Lions once again dominated as they came out of halftime and outscored the Wolves 13-9 in the third period. Crocker led 48-36 after three quarters of play. The Newburg Wolves had a run still in their system as they were able to nearly pull off the win. Newburg outscored the Crocker Lions 19-8 in the period. The Wolves had one last shot to win the game as the team called a timeout with 0.4 seconds on the clock. They were unable to get the ball back. The Crocker Lions won the game 56-55 in an outstanding effort by both teams.
The Crocker Lions made 24 free throws in the game out of the 34 they attempted. The Lions made forteen two point baskets in the win and added a three point basket also.
The Crocker Lions were led in scoring by Nathaniel Combs with his 16 points in the big conference win. Adam Shockley scored 11 points while Logan Wright added 10 points in the game. Ethyn Boorom scored nine points and Ethan Gann had eight points. Dillion Porter also added a basket of his own in the big win.
The Newburg Wolves were led in scoring by Ryan Terry with 21 points in the close game. Landen Callahan had 11 points and Travis McWilliams added 10 points in the tough loss for the Wolves. Tristan Worord had three points in the game while Nathan Russell added a basket of his own.
The Crocker Lions next game will be in the Iberia Tournament. Crocker is 9-5 of the season. The Newburg Wolves next game is January 12th against the Plato Eagles. The Wolves are not 10-3 on the season.