SHS boys hoops squad snaps eight-game slide
February 12, 2008
BROOMFIELD – The Summit High School boys basketball team shook a large monkey off its back Tuesday in Broomfield.Backed by 16 points and nine rebounds from Joe Felton, the Tigers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 51-43 win over Jefferson.
“I think we were re-energized after some time off,” SHS coach Mark Ruybal said, referring to last Friday’s scheduled game against D’Evelyn that was postponed by snowy weather. “We came out, shot the ball well and played good D.”Summit (5-15) employed a matchup zone, which kept Jefferson (6-14) out of sync.”They’re a quick, penetrating team,” Ruybal said. “And we forced them to shoot from the outside.”
Offensively, the Tigers cashed in on the pick-and-roll throughout the evening.Felton was a key presence in the middle.”Joe did it like he always does it,” Ruybal said. “He’s a blue-collar inside player who bangs hard and gets a lot of his points on put-backs and going to the hole hard. … You’ve gotta love those kind of players.”
Dan Marion had 10 points and six assists for Summit and Erik Brooks chipped in nine. “It helps our confidence,” Ruybal said of Summit’s first victory since Jan. 12 (an 18-point win over Jefferson). “Winning breeds winning.”Summit will hold its senior night on Thursday when Alameda comes to town.
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