Boys' Hoops Looks for Fifth Straight Win

Posted by Keith Glock on 1/20/2011 6:00:00 PM

By Ian Delaney
Special to Glock's Blogs
The Montgomery boys' basketball team looks for its fifth win in a row as they host the Terriers of Delaware Valley. Montgomery topped Del Val early in the season on the road, and the Terriers come to the Den for a 7 p.m. tipoff looking for the rematch win.
End of 1st Quarter Montgomery-23 Del Val-6
One minute into the game, the Cougars are up 4-2 after a quick offensive start for both teams. The Terriers are playing right into the Cougar defense, by giving the ball away due to tight pressure applied by Montgomery. Del Val has had difficulty getting the ball upcourt due to the full court press being used by the Cougars. With a minute left, Montgomery has been dominating already ammasing 21 points and holding Del Val to six poinnts, with 40 seconds left in the first period. A combination of tight defense and fluid offense has formulated into an eatly lead for the Cougars.  
End of 1st Half Montgomery-37 Del Val-13
Montgomery draws first blood in the 2nd period, taking a 19 point lead. Nothing has changed in the last two minutes of play with the Cougars keeping up their exceptional defense and are now making a greater effort to get better shots on offense by working the ball around and getting good shots and have a 16 point lead about halfway through the period. Del Val takes a timeout with one minute to go in the 1st half, trying to come up with a strategy to beat this Cougar defense which has given the Terriers fits as they have only put up 13 points. Montgomery has been walking all over Del Val the entire game and doing it with excellent pressure defense, which has forced the Terriers to make ill-advised passes and simply give the ball to the Cougars which has in turn helped fuel this Cougar offense. Another catalyst for the Cougar offense has been their willingness to work for the best shot by passing the ball around and not settling for jump shots.
End of 3rd Quarter Montgomery-52 Del Val-21
Two minutes into the quarter very little has happend with one point between both teams being scored and the Cougars still have a commanding lead at 25 points. Halfway through the quarter the Terriers has yet to score and con't do anything about the Cougar offense as they now find themselves down by 30. Same story with Montgomery dismantling Del Val and shutting down anything the Terriers try to do on the offensive end.
End of game Montgomery-66 Del Val-27
Two minutes into the final period the Cougars still have a 33 point lead and they continue to hold off the Terriers with ease. Halfway through the final quarter the Terriers haven't been able to find their shot or contain the Montgomery offense. The Cougars were in control from the opening tip and were the winners in this one, taking it by 39. The Cougars full court defense seemed to befuddle the Terriers as they could not even get the ball upcourt let alone compete in this one. Del Val struggled as much on defense as they did on offense not able to hit anything outside of the paint. Montgomery locked down the Terriers and made sure they would be able to get this one. The Cougars put forth another excellent performence on their homecourt to give them another solid win.