Wolves can not take down Moose

Freshman Chaz Jenkins throws up an incredible shot against Palmer in the Wolves Den

Freshman Chaz Jenkins throws up an incredible shot against Palmer in the Wolves Den

Lets first talk about the snow.  Friday it snowed all day, but around 12 noon, the snow was falling at about 3″ per hour.  Roads were horrible, you could not see more than 10 feet in front of you.  ASD was canceling events left and right, but not the basketball game.  C-Team was to start at 4:30 pm, and Palmer did not show up until about 10 or 15 minutes before the game.  Come on ASD, get your act together.  When the roads are dangerous, cancel everything!  Not even the school parking lot had been plowed.  It was crazy.

There was not a lot of good things to talk about from the Varsity game against Palmer.  A lot of turnovers, no crashing the boards, and it looked like the Wolves were playing more one on one ball than running plays.  It should have been an easy victory for Eagle River.  Palmer showed up with 5 Varsity players, and 3 JV players who played most of the early game, so should have already been tired.  Eagle River should have been able to wear out the Moose and taken them to town.

Freshman Chaz Jenkins heads to the rack for a lay up against Palmer

Freshman Chaz Jenkins heads to the rack for a lay up against Palmer

One positive thing from the game was the play of Freshman Chaz Jenkins.  Jenkins, when he was on the floor, seemed to be everywhere.  Crashing the boards, cutting through the lane, and some spectacular shots.  Not all of them that missed were the best looks at scoring attempts, but when he connected, those shots were some incredible attempts.

Thomas Jones puts up a shot over the Palmer defense

Thomas Jones puts up a shot over the Palmer defense

The first half was close.  Three pointers from Thomas Jones, and Shaquan Rhoades, tough inside play from Kevin Waterman, and spectacular plays from Jenkins kept the Wolves close to Palmer in the first half, but come the 3rd period, the wheels started to fall off.  It seemed like everything Palmer through up fell.  The Wolves were not grabbing any defensive rebounds, and that all added up to Palmer taking a pretty big lead.

Junior Shaquan Rhoades puts up a three against Palmer Friday night

Junior Shaquan Rhoades puts up a three against Palmer Friday night

In the fourth quarter the Wolves started to come back, got close a couple times, but it was not enough.  Even a foul on Senior Chris Parker taking a deep three and other later free throw line trips were not enough to pull out a victory.

Senior Chris Parker is fouled on a deep three attempt late in the 4th quarter against Palmer

Senior Chris Parker is fouled on a deep three attempt late in the 4th quarter against Palmer

 

 

 

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