Last Tuesday night, Jan. 7, Timber Creek Varsity Boys Basketball lost their second District game of the season at Byron Nelson.

The first quarter saw the Falcons go down by a deficit of 16-12, as Nelson came out of the gate strongly. Falcon Guard, Cooper Steele helped pull back the deficit at the end of the quarter, as his stellar 3-point shooting helped Creek go on a 5-0 run to end the quarter.

Unfortunately, the Bobcats began to facilitate the game, using their size advantage to control the paint against the Falcons. Timber tried everything, however mid-range and 3-point shooting went stale for the Falcons. To end the half, Steele nailed a buzzer-beater 3. Sloppily played by both sides, the 2nd quarter ended with Creek only down two points.

Needing a strong second half, the Falcons came out of the game with high intensity. When Nelson guard Finley Bizjack made a three pointer, it sparked a heavy momentum shift in the favor of the Bobcats. Led by Jake Menn, who went 4 for 4 from the line, Byron was too much for the Falcons to handle, as their fast ball movement, and presence in the paint broke down TImber Creek. Capping off a stellar third quarter, the Bobcats’ Power Forward, Jayden McCray threw it down on the Falcons.

In the final quarter of the game, Timber showed their grit; outscoring Byron 17 to 12. However this effort was not enough, as the Falcons still fell to Byron Nelson by a final score of 59 to 51.

By Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a Senior and holds the position of Sports Editor in Talon. Additionally, Smith has a weekly sports column on the website, titled "Don't Reed Into It."

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