A big fourth quarter run by North Callaway saw the Shamrocks fall 55-40 in the consolation game at the South Callaway Tourney on Saturday, the 13th. The Shamrocks held a deficit of only 3 points heading into the final quarter, but that was when the Thunderbirds pulled away with it.
When asked about the game, head coach Aaron Pierick stated, “I was pretty disappointed that we just crumbled in the 4th quarter. We got beat off the dribble and threw the ball to them too much. For the first 3 quarters we did good defensively. We still were too sloppy with the ball to actually pull away.”
He continued to state, “On the positive side, we rebounded pretty good on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. We really played hard most of the game.”
Junior Trent Kormeier commented, “We played them pretty close for the first 3 quarters. They just got on a roll at the start of the 4th, and we just couldn’t come back.”
Senior John Fleer led the Shamrocks in scoring with 13 points. Fleer also led in rebounding with 10. He is currently the team-leading scorer and rebounder for the season as well.
The Shamrocks will begin play in the Hermann Tournament next week on Tuesday, the 23rd, against Montgomery County with tip-off set for 6 o’clock. Good luck, Green!