The Skyline boys’ basketball team finished the SEC Red Conference schedule at 10-0 for the season and improved to 18-0 on the season with a 57-46 win at Saline on Friday night. This is the first time in school history that Skyline has won every game in the conference schedule.
Skyline had a strong start to the first quarter and Brandon Wade accentuated the first quarter with a three-pointer at the buzzer to take an 18-8 lead into the second quarter.
Skyline had trouble converting on shots that it normally hits in the second quarter and Skyline’s lead was cut to 26-19 at half with a very strong overall defensive effort in first half.
The third quarter was more of the same where Skyline had many great shot opportunities and good defense but the shots did not go down and Saline stayed at arm’s length until midway through the fourth when Skyline pulled away to a large double-digit lead playing well defensively in the half court and converting in transition to finally hit shots again on offense.
Brandon Wade was again spectacular making big shots and big defensive plays when Skyline needed it the most. He finished with 24 points, 5 assists and 5 steals and was attacking the lane and creating opportunities for his teammates all night long.
Senior Jack Ammerman (13 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds) and junior Ryan Wade (12 points and 3 rebounds) did not have their normal hot shooting nights but converted on big buckets when it mattered most in the second half.
Skyline got big minutes from Robert Malcolm Jr and Jaylin Cooper in this one to push Skyline to a large double-digit lead in the second half with their defensive intensity and pressure.
Kabir Bergin and Darius Hall also played valuable minutes contributing rebounds and defensive support throughout the game.
It was a great team effort led by Brandon Wade to finish perfect in the conference.
Skyline hosts Romulus on Tuesday night to celebrate Senior Night.