Falcons Fight Hard; Lose 59-51 Versus Rival Bobcats

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.

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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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