WEST ALEXANDRIA — Tony Augspurger called last week a “frustrating week” for his Twin Valley South boys’ basketball team.
Facing what Augspurger called “two of the five toughest games” on his team’s schedule, South dropped games to Fenwick 47-33 on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and to Bethel 76-56, on Friday, Jan. 6.
“I think they are two of the five toughest games on our schedule, but it didn’t make for an easy week. We played a very solid first two and a half quarters versus Fenwick,” he said.
South led 29-27 with a little less than five minutes left in the third quarter then the “wheels fell off” as South was outscored 20-4 the remainder of the game.
“I thought they defended well, but our execution has got to be better,” he said.
Against Bethel, the Panthers couldn’t slow down the Bees and star Caleb South.
“I was much more impressed with Bethel live than I had been on tape. We had played one of our better games in beating them at Bethel last year and I thought we had a good plan to defend them,” Augspurger said. “They did a good job of speeding up the tempo of the game and Caleb South, who is going to be a First Team All-Ohio player and a two thousand point scorer before it’s all done, just killed us with his quickness and speed attacking the rim. We offensive rebounded well but shot poorly.”
The Panthers (3-8, 2-3 CCC) were scheduled to play at Ansonia on Tuesday, Jan. 10 and will host Tri-Village on Friday, Jan. 13.
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