Florida High School Basketball - Donahue Catholic can't hold off The Imagine Schools North PortJanuary 23, 2019: North Port, FL 34289
The Donahue Catholic Shamrocks basketball team (Ave Maria, FL), was nudged 62-61 in Wednesday's non-league battle with the host The Imagine Schools North Port Sharks (North Port, FL)
The Sharks now sport a 4-11 record. They put it on the line next when they travel to Out-of-Door Academy for a 3A District 5 battle on Friday, January 25. The Imagine Schools North Port will battle a Thunder team coming off a 57-45 league loss to Saint Stephen's Episcopal (Bradenton, FL). The Thunder record now stands at 7-8.
The Shamrocks (6-8) will now prepare for their battle against Marco Island Academy (Marco Island, FL). The Rays come into the non-league battle with a 2-16 record. In their last battle, Marco Island Academy was nudged by Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers, FL), 78-28, in a league battle.
Right off the start, both teams showed great intensity on both sides of the floor, stopping at nothing to get the ball into the hoop.
This quarter was just as ferocious as the last one, having both teams do whatever they can to win the quarter, and the game. For both quarters, the Shamrocks led over the Sharks, by 2 in the first, and 3 in the second.
This quarter was still a tough one for both teams, but it was the Sharks who led the quarter, by one over the Shamrocks. Regardless, both teams showed the passion for winning this game through their amazing basketball play.
Even though every quarter was very close, this one had to be the closest and toughest for the 'Rocks, as they couldn't make many things happen on defense or offense, and a few players were in foul trouble. For the Sharks, they were very dominant in this quarter, as they capitalized on everything wrong the 'Rocks did. With 2 seconds left on the clock, after Joey Klucik fouled out, and the Sharks had possession of the ball, they inbounded it to their big man, and he scored on Quentin Fairchild, bringing their 1 point deficit up to a 1 point lead. Unfortunately, the 'Rocks had not enough time to score anything in retaliation, so they ended up losing the game.