It was a split decision for House basketball as they played the Clovis High School junior varsity in House’s second basketball game of the season. The House boys won 57-50 and the girls lost 38-31.
According to Head Boys Basketball Coach Steve Foust the game was a close one until the final minutes of the game when House pulled it out.
The head coach said most of the credit goes to his boys because they played intensely.
“They played well together,” said Foust. “They played as a team and played hard and were real active on defense. They came in and really flew around the court.”
The coach pointed to Nathan Foust as probably his strongest player on the team. Nathan Foust scored 42 of the 57 points and was responsible for 12 rebounds, five steals and three blocked shots.
Coach Foust also credited John Widmark for very good play for his nine points and 11 rebounds. Two other players that the coach said had good games were Joe Ben Snipes and Lee Griggs.
“Probably the key improvement for us though,” said Foust was our controlling our turn overs.”
Foust pointed out that in the previous game, House had 36 turn overs while against the Clovis junior varsity, the Cowboys only committed 11 turnovers. The boys will next face Floyd against Floyd on Tuesday.
Head Girls Basketball Coach Marc Foust said his team’s battle with Clovis was much the same “nip and tuck” battle that the boys’ game proved to be with first Clovis JV up and then the Cowgirls.
“It was pretty even,” said Foust. “There were a lot of lead changes.”
It was not until the fourth quarter that Clovis took a lead that they were not willing to relinquish.
Foust said he saw a number of good things from the game. He said he was very impressed with Kimberly Lyons who hit for 10 points, Shannon Lane who had nine and Sara Lee who had eight.
Foust said his girls were shorthanded and were playing with only six girls total and the constant time on the court could have taken its toll since the Clovis squad had 10 girls total.