Offensive woes haunt Brady boys
Brady’s offensive struggles continued at home Saturday against the Bobcats of South Loup as the Eagles fell 44-28.
“We haven’t gotten to the point where we score consistently,” head coach Dave Jacobs said.
In the first quarter, Jacobs said the Eagles stood around and watched, which contributed to a 10-8 deficit, while the Bobcats worked the ball and got five layups.
“They worked the ball around and showed good patience which resulted in good looks,” Jacobs said.
Brady’s defense kept the game close in the second quarter as the Eagles trailed 23-13 at intermission. But the offense needed adjustment at halftime, Jacobs said.
“I saw some of the same problems we had in the beginning of the season being stagnant,” Jacobs said. “I thought we were getting past that.”
It may have been a new half but the story was the same after intermission for Brady as the team was outscored 13-7 with the Bobcats extending their lead to 16 before the fourth quarter.
“We played some guys who were inexperienced and it showed Saturday,” Jacobs said.
With their leading scorer out of the game, Brady lacked an inside presence.
Both teams scored eight points in the fourth quarter which ended the game in favor of South Loup.
Regardless of the outcome, Jacobs said the Eagles will continue to work.
“We have to get better at moving on offense and doing drills until we get them right,” he said. “The conference tournament is coming quick and the schedule isn’t going to get easier.
Jacobs said the Eagles look forward to the tournament competition.
Brady’s leading scorer was Brant May with six points.
Scoring by quarters:
South Loup. 1013138—44
EAGLE SCORING: Brant May 6, Alec Trobaugh 5, Trevor Mann 5, Austin Widick 4, Troy Lusk 2, Jon Taullie 2, Eric Roe 2, Chase Viter 2.