Hard work by the senior boys basketball team at St. Augustine Catholic School was not enough to win a league game last week.
The Kings lost 58-55 to the Huskies of St. Dominic Catholic High School from Rocky Mountain House Feb. 11. The Kings were up for most of the game, said coach Adam Bowie, but were unable to adjust their defense enough to win. “They just kept running the ball…and didn’t get back fast enough.”
Bowie said the Kings were disappointed in their performance but a look at a video of the game showed strong skills in some areas. He coached his players to work on adjusting their defense and offence to the meet the opposing team.
The Kings played the Huskies earlier in the season and won by a large margin, which Bowie feels may have given his team some false confidence. The Huskies had some new players and played hard every minute of the game.
For the Queens it was a different story altogether; the senior girls team soundly defeated St. Dominic 60-27.
Bowie said the senior girls coach, Kevin Prediger, had been working on the Queens full-court press and it was working. Most of the game the Queens had a strong lead and in the fourth period were able to open up that lead further in the fourth period.
The Kings’ record so far is 2-6 and the Queens are 3-5 in the season.