Florida High School Basketball - Donahue Catholic tops Everglades CityJanuary 15, 2019: Everglades City, FL 34139
Fans at Tuesday's league challenge between the Donahue Catholic Shamrocks (Ave Maria, FL) and the host Everglades City (Everglades City, FL), saw Donahue Catholic's basketball squad knock off Everglades City by a tally of 46-30.
With the victory, Donahue Catholic improves its record to 6-7 on the campaign. The Shamrocks travel to The Imagine Schools North Port (North Port, FL) to confront the Sharks in a non-league challenge on Wednesday, January 23. The Sharks come into the challenge with a record of 3-11. The Imagine Schools North Port lost 80-56 in their recent league challenge against Bradenton Christian (Bradenton, FL)
Next up, the confront the Neumann Celtics (Naples, FL) in a non-league challenge, on Thursday, January 17. Everglades City will attempt to improve on its 1-3 season record. The Celtics come into the challenge with a 6-13 record after their 41-39 non-league loss to Southwest Florida Christian (Fort Myers, FL).
The Shamrocks and the Gators were neck-and-neck at each other's faces in this quarter, which resulted in a lot of great defense being played in order to secure a chance for both teams to gain the lead. Ultimately, Everglades City scored more than Donahue, having 10 in the quarter, and the Shamrocks having 9.
The ferocity in this quarter was more or less of the same level that was seen in the first quarter, with Everglades City scoring 9, and Donahue scoring 8. As demonstrated by this first half, both teams have played on pretty much the same level of intensity. Things surely did change when the third quarter came.
To start off the second half, Joey Klucik, Nicholas Guernsey, and Quentin Fairchild helped the Shamrocks' efforts endlessly when all three of them supplied the team with many steals, points, rebounds, and assists, all four fields that they all did well in (even though Quentin didn't get any assists, he did do good passes when he got defensive rebound, so that's that). Combined with good defense from Joey Klucik, Quentin, and Benedict, this resulted in a 14 point-scoring quarter, and leaving the Gators with only 4 points.
With their opponents gassed up from the previous quarter, and the same intensity from before, the Shamrocks scored 15 points, gaining another huge lead, and locked up the Gators to 7 points, which was more than before, but was still not a threat when the clock neared 0.