Writer Marcus Joseph
Edited by Max Fay
November 26, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Leon shook off a slow start in their non-conference game against Wakulla. The Lions fell behind 29-16 in the first half, but raised their intensity and aggression coming out of halftime to defeat the War Eagles 58-52.
Wakulla jumped out to an early lead by capitalizing on second chance shots, and loose balls to find easy baskets early in game. But Leonchanged their game around in the second half, and began to get some open three-pointers and easy shots of their own.
As Leon attacked the basket more often, they reached the free throw line more often. The Lions made it to the foul line seven times in the fourth quarter, alone.
“Tonight, I think we grew up, and found our identity,” Leon Coach Rick Davis said. “Tonight was a starting point to being aggressive. You got to be aggressive on both ends of the floor.”
Wakulla led 32-27 heading into halftime and had maintained a lead for the majority of the game. That was until Leon rattled off six straight points to open the second half and grab a 33-32 lead, their first of the night.
“I thought we played hard; we fought hard, but mentally we broke down at the end,” Wakulla Coach Michael Sweatt said. “We got out hustled in the fourth quarter even though we were in shape more than them. But they wanted it more for that last minute and a half.”
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