High School Boys & Girls open the season this week! Support the Teams!
Girls varsity and JV have home opener Tuesday, 12/4/12.
Our varsity and JV boys also have first game on road Tuesday at WC
Please wear either wear jerseys or shooting shirts to school Tuesday to support the teams.
The HFL-Eastman grade 7 & 8 boys lost their first two games in the opening weekend of the RIT Tip-off classic. In game 1, HFL faced a physical CYP-Genier team that sat in a 1-2-2 zone for 32 minutes. Being cold from the outside enabled CYP to pack it in and prevent the HFL bigs, Matt & Tyler, from being able to maneuver inside. HFL's smaller guards had a difficult time with the size of the CYP backcourt.
HFL played a solid man-to-man in the first half, holding CYP to 15 by the intermission. Looking to turn-up the tempo in the 2nd half, HFL went to a trapping run & jump. CYP was able to handle the pressure made the HFL squad pay for the gamble finishing with a 37-11 victory.
Game two saw HFL-Eastman fall behind early against a quick Pinnacle squad from Buffalo. The large and quick Pinnacle PG poured in 12 points in the first half, but HFL climbed back with 4 at halftime behind 10 points from Matt & Tyler inside.
At the beginning of quarter 3, Pinnacle again pulled away with their PG connecting on 3 quick hoops. The HFL squad continued to battle and play solid defense as they started to show signs of offensive life against the Pinnacle man-to-man 'D'.
With 2 minutes left in the game, HFL found themselves down by only two points. However, the quick and sure-handed Pinnacle team was able secure the victory by controlling the clock. Final score 36-32.
HFL-Eastman (0-2) will finish up the RIT Tipoff tourney with two games next weekend.