Falcons can't keep pace with athletic Wildcats
WALKERTON — John Glenn may eventually be able to use its team speed against opponents this year, but South Bend Riley gave the Falcons a dose of their own medicine Tuesday.
The athletic Wildcats showcased their quickness and athleticism while cranking up the tempo on both ends of the floor for a 79-49 victory in Walkerton.
"I know they don't want to run with us per se, but they also don't want to walk it," said Riley head boys basketball coach Mark Johnson. "I think we presented a tempo to where they were a little bit rushed. That's a credit to our young men."
"I told our guys we probably could have played a perfect game tonight and still gotten beat," said Glenn head coach Travis Hannah. "They're so athletic and (Brock) Cosey got loose and jeez-o-pete, we couldn't find him all night long, and that was our one focus. We played 2-3 zone, but you need to make sure you get out on him. We just didn't do it. The kids didn't respond the way they needed to respond, and then their athleticism took over and we tried to do things we're not capable of doing."
Talented Riley sophomore Riley sophomore Brock Cosey hit 8-of-11 3-pointers after missing his first two attempts from deep to finish with a game-high 27 points, while 6-2 senior Karl Columbus recorded 10 caroms and 17 points on the inside.