The Washington boys basketball team dropped their game to Mt. Pleasant last night.
The Demons struggled in the middle quarters to fall 73-66.
Washington started the first quarter getting behind early, but fought back and only trailed by two 16-14 after one. In the second quarter, Washington struggled to get going offensively, while Mt. Pleasant continued to nail everything they put in the air. The Panthers led 36-27 at half.
In the second half, Washington continued to have some offensive woes, while the Panthers continued to rain in threes from the outside and kept the lead intact, now up to 51-39 after three. The Demons have seen this before and have come back from worse, and Washington made that push like they do. In the fourth quarter the Demons pushed hard to get to the lead, hitting their shots, and more importantly, stopping Mt. Pleasant from making theirs. About half way through the fourth quarter, Washington had the lead down to five, but a technical foul sent Trey Magnani to the line to shoot, and he drained four shots, increasing the lead to nine, and Washington could never get it back.
Demon head coach Bryce Smeins said scoring 66 is usually enough to win, but his team still needs to play all 32 minutes.
The Demons were led by Thomas Bump with 16 points, while Mason Quigley had 15 and Walker Breard had 14.
Washington is back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Williamsburg.
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