Scots end season with win over Capuchino

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Scots end season with win over Capuchino

Sophomore Lajuan Nelson shoots for a 3-pointer against Capuchino in the third quarter.

Sophomore Lajuan Nelson shoots for a 3-pointer against Capuchino in the third quarter.

Briana McDonald

Sophomore Lajuan Nelson shoots for a 3-pointer against Capuchino in the third quarter.

Briana McDonald

Briana McDonald

Sophomore Lajuan Nelson shoots for a 3-pointer against Capuchino in the third quarter.

Briana Mcdonald, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

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The Scots varsity boys basketball team was able to finish with a strong lead against Capuchino in their win on Feb. 14.

A high-intensity matchup was played for the last game of the regular season, with both teams going back and forth. Yet the Scots were able to accomplish a win due to their motivation of it being the last league game, especially from the seniors.

“The last game always means a lot to us knowing that it’s our last game together as a team,” said senior Daniel Zorb. “Our energy was very high and we were ready to go.”

The first quarter ended with a 2 point lead by Capuchino. The Scots were able to regain their lead in the second quarter from high scoring out-of-bounds plays.

Zorb, the Scots center, was able to score over 10 points in the thrilling second quarter. Carlmont adapting to Capuchino’s playing style, and having a big height advantage greatly helped the Scots in earning the lead by the end of the first half.

“We used our X play in today’s game, where we pass the ball to our bigger players in the middle, such as Daniel Zorb and Jacob Lloyd, to make a basket,” sophomore Lajuan Nelson said.  

The first half ended in a score of 35-25 with the Scots in the lead. Scots continued to score against Capuchino’s strong defense and were able to maintain the lead until the end of the game.

It seemed to be that every time Capuchino scored, the Scots would be right there to score again and keep their advantage.

With a dynamic defense and prominent players such as Zorb to keep the Scots leading, Carlmont won in a score of 62-54.

The Scots are now looking forward to the CCS playoffs with high hopes.

“Our team’s energy is high for the upcoming CCS. We feel that we have a really good chance at making it pretty far this year, and we’re going to work really hard this week to prepare for it,” said Zorb.

The Scots finished the regular season with an overall record of 12-11 and are playing again for CCS on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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