The Southwood boys basketball team took a trip to Bunker Hill Saturday to visit the Maconaquah Braves, starting off hot and then faltering to a 73-58 loss to the host.
Both teams started a little slow until Connor Hobbs got things going on a bomb from the parking lot to put the Knights up 3-0. Southwood kept the pressure on the Braves as the offense rolled behind Hobbs and Levi Winget, scoring 13 of the Southwood 16 points and the Knights led 16-8 after one.
As hot as the Knights were in the first quarter is how cold they became in the second. Turn overs plagued the Knights and the Braves took advantage of it, out scoring Southwood 22-9 in the second to take a 30-25 lead at the half. Winget led in the quarter with 5 points.
Southwood’s cold streak continued in the third quarter as the Braves built their lead to 12 points. Behind Winget and Hobbs the Knights crawled back to within six and trailed 50-43 after three. Winget had 10 in the quarter, Hobbs 6.
Cold shooting and turn overs continued in the fourth as the Braves pulled away for the 73-58 win over the Knights.
Leading Southwood was Levi Winget with 21 points and 4 rebounds. Connor Hobbs had 18 points and 2 steals. Ross Phillipy, Levi Sutton and Jackson Blair had 4 points each. Nathan Hollars had 2 steals.