Boys BBall vs Immaculata

Posted by Keith Glock on 1/7/2012 12:00:00 PM

Montgomery Boys Basketball hosts incoming Immaculata today on this Saturday matinee. Montgomery comes in today facing a Spartan team with a record of 5-3. Montgomery comes in 6-1 looking to pick up a victory on this Saturday afternoon.
 
End Of First Quarter: Montgomery-9 Immaculata-9
 
Instantly, the Cougars begin the game on the atack, going right to the hoop, drawing an early foul. Immaculata scores first on a quick free throw. Montgomery comes right back at them with a three from Ayub. After the Cougars get a few stops they also manage to keep going on this run extending the run to seven straignt points, five of the coming from Ayub. Out of the timeout, the Spartans answer with a three ending the Cougar run at seven. Montgomery's main problem is they are playing a bit sloppily and that is the main component keeping the Cougars from extending their waining lead. They are also sending Immaculata to the line, already commiting six team fouls with a minute left in the first quarter. After the Cougars' 7-0 run, the Spartans come right back with their own 8-2 run.
 
Halftime Montgomery-19 Immaculata-21
 
On the first possesion of the quarter, the Spartans re-take the lead on a quick two, and then extend the lead to four on another basket in the post, Immaculata getting most of their points down low. Immaculata doing a great job moving the ball, enabling to get them several easy baskets. After stepping up their interior defense, Montgomery is able to tie the game up, also doing a great job of getting the ball inside. As the game continues, both teams continue to struggle on offense, but have been able to compensate with their respective defenses. As the Spartans take a timeout with three minutes to go in the half the Cougars are down by a bucket with a score of 17-15. To end the half, Kevin Johnson is able to drive and pick up two more points to shrink the deficit to two, The Cougars have overall played pretty well defensivley, but have been a bit too agressive, going over the foul limit and sending Immaculata to the line numerous times. The Spartans, as just said, have been scoring mostly at the free throw line but have also played stifiling defense on the perimeter, forcing several Montgomery turnovers. Going into the third quarter this game promisies to end with a very exciting finish and could easily go down to final ticks.
 
End Of Third Quarter: Montgomery-39 Immaculata-31
 
Within the first seconds of the quarter MIke Rubayo comes out instantly with an easy two in the post. The Spartans come up with a couple buckets over their own, holding the lead at two points. Both teams are now trading baskets and have found their respective shots, leading to the Cougars tying the game up. Immaculata continues their hot shooting and have re-taken the lead of two points. The Cougars tie the game up once again however on two more free throws. The Spartans decide to call a timeout and re-collect themeselves, as they now stand down by three. The Cougars are in the lead with a score of 30-27 with about three minutes to go in the period. Out of th timeout Montgomery picks up five more including a ferocious SLAM by Tim Maloney, also drawing a foul in the process and knocking down the following free throw. Immaculata, however brings us all back to reality by coming back with four straight of their own and decrease the lead to four. Not long after, however, Tim Maloney scores again and has been lighting up the scoreboard. This quarter has been dominated by the Cougars who have an eight point lead and have had their intensity carry them to the lead, the largest by either team throughout the game.
 
End Of Game: Montgomery-57 Immaculata-39
 
Montgomery has been able to keep up their tremendous defensive intensity going into the final quarter by forcing a Spartan turnover and also extending their lead to nine on a free throw. It's been a mostly defensive oriented fourth quarter as both teams have fallen into another cold strech but have been playing terrific defense. The Cougars have sunk into foul trouble again which could cost them if the Spartans knock down their free throws. With five minutes to go, Montgomery has increased the lead to double digits. Montgomery now hold an 11 point lead and have played stifiling defense, only allowing three Immaculata points halfway through the final quarter. The Cougars continue to absolutley dominate the fourth quarter of this game, now holding a very impressive 17 point lead going into an Immaculata timeout. The Spartans have not been able to get anything going on offense, while the Cougars' offense has been flourishing. More of the same, as the Cougars continue to hold this growing lead, now at 20 with two minutes to go. After a very tight game, the Cougars steam-rolled over the Spartans in the fourth quarter by out-scoring them 18-8. Tim Maloney was the main story here, scoring 15 and leading his team to victory against a talented Spartan team. The Cougars came in today intense and that is what got them the victory, by allowing only 8 fourth quarter points. Their defense was tenacious and it shows by holding the Spartans when they really needed stops. Montgomery improves to 7-1 on the year and the Spartans drop to 5-4 after an exhilirating game at the Cougar den.