The Washington Demon boys ran into a hot Mt. Pleasant team last night and fell 65-38.
The Demons started quick, and held the lead for most of the first quarter, but started to succumb to the speed of Mt. Pleasant as the Panthers took the lead after one 11-8 and never looked back.
In the second quarter the story was offensive boards, where the Demons gave up eight points on four offensive rebounds. Washington went into the halftime break down 10, 29-19.
In the second half it was all Mt. Pleasant, putting on a show for their fans with three players recording dunks.
Despite the loss, Washington had two players score 10 points, and seven players on the score sheet. Thomas Bump scored 10 points filling in at point guard for the injured Michael Hall, and Kyle Roder had 10, with eight in the second half.
The Panthers were led by Ryan Hanna and Cameron Frank both with 14.
Demon head coach Bryce Smeins said there are two things offensively that could help his team, plus ball security.
“We have a lot of guys who can play and play hard, we just have to learn how to score more points,” Smeins said. “If you make layups and free throws, and we’d be in the 50’s at least, do we win? Probably not, but it is a lot tighter ball game.”
Washington doesn’t have any time off as they will play Tipton tonight.
Tipton is 0-7 and is shooting 37.6 percent from the field.
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