Last week after falling to Huron, the Skyline boys’ basketball team bounced back the next night with a nice win over Old Redford in the Fast Break Invitational. After losing to a very good Pioneer team on their home court this past Friday night, the Eagles had to wait 48 hours for redemption.
It was worth the wait as the Eagles, who scored only 34 points against the Pioneers, had more than that by halftime against visiting Bedford and crushed the Kicking Mules 74-36 on Monday in a make-up from last week.
“We wanted to show more aggressiveness on both ends of the court,” said Skyline Coach Mike Lovelace. “The players responded in a very positive way with a solid team effort on both ends from start to finish.”
Skyline’s man-to-man defense made it tough on Bedford as the Eagles were able to get some transition baskets to get the offense rolling. Skyline outscored Bedford 18-11 in the first quarter and increased the lead to 36-23 at halftime. The Eagles put the game away with a dominant second half, outscoring the Kicking Mules 19-11 in the third and then 19-2 in the final period.
Ryan Wade had 26 points and DeSean Munson scored 21 to lead the way for the Eagles.
Skyline got solid contributions offensively from Jaylin Cooper with 13 points, Davion Pipkins, Robert Malcolm Jr. and Jack Williams each had four points. Skyline got solid defensive play from the players mentioned along with Chris Cayton and Spencer Morgan.