Summit Charter High School boys basketball team hosted Eagle Ridge and gave it their all on the court but victory wasn’t meant to be, the Bears lost 59-28. Many in the crowd were wearing red in support of Jackson Hall, a Summit alumni battling cancer. To learn more about Jackson, click HERE.
Summit Zach Russell said when you’re facing a deficit like the one in Thursday’s game it just makes you play harder.
“All you can do is keep playing basketball, you don’t stop just because your down,” said Russell. “They pressed us hard and they’re bigger, but we did a lot better than we did last time against them. We know what we need to work on and we’re going to get better.”
Summit Mo Blackburn said Eagle Ridge played tough and the Bears need to operate at their own pace.
“Their defense pressed us hard, and we should have moved the ball more,” said Blackburn. “We need to stop trying to keep up with them and play our own game.”
Summit Middle Schooler Edward Marquina said playing against high schoolers is challenging.
“It’s completely different,” said Marquina. “Guys are bigger, stronger, and they take the game more seriously. But it’s great experience and a way for me to learn more about the game.”
The Bears next play against Victory Christian on Feb. 11.