Boys Basketball: Skyline’s slow start proves costly in loss at Sterling Heights Stevenson  

 

The Skyline boys’ basketball team started out slow and never really recovered in a tough 49-39 loss to host Sterling Heights Stevenson.

“Not much went well on this night for Skyline,” said Coach Mike Lovelace. “Stevenson played with poise, played real hard and they made shots when they needed to in order to keep the lead.”

The Eagles fell behind right after the opening tip as Stevenson knocked down three quick triples to grab an early lead. Skyline trailed 15-9 after the first quarter.

The Eagles chipped away and started to dig in some on defense and brought the game to a 20-18 Stevenson lead at half.

But the first half woes for the visitors continued in the second half. Skyline continued to have offensive and defensive lapses throughout the second half with turnovers (16 for the game), lots of missed shots (8 of 26 shooting in the second half) and breaking down defensively.”

Stevenson outscored Skyline 12-8 in the third quarter and 17-13 in the fourth quarter.

Skyline’s tough early-season schedule continues as Belleville visits on Friday night.

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