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Warriors tear down the Ravens, 61-18

On Thursday, December 10, the Fallbrook boys’ junior varsity basketball team hosted the Canyon Crest Ravens. Entering the night with a 2-0 record, the Warriors looked to extend their hot start to the season. The Ravens failed to end Fallbrook’s early success as they were shredded, 61-18.

In the first quarter, the Warriors jumped out to an early 7-2 lead as Fallbrook’s Robert Avalos scored five points in the opening minutes. The Warriors defended the Ravens well and created many turnovers. At the end of the first period, Fallbrook led by 22-4.

The Warriors continued to pile up points on the Ravens in the second quarter. The turnovers and bad looks at the basket continued to harass Canyon Crest. Fallbrook extended their lead with the help of Warrior Nathan McDonald, who scored nine points. At halftime, the Ravens trailed 36-8.

In the third quarter, Fallbrook’s coach Chris Stanley played much of his second unit. Canyon Crest constantly struggled to find holes in the aggressive Fallbrook defense and the Warriors successful play calling poured the points on the scoreboard. At the end of the third quarter, Fallbrook had a more than comfortable lead of 32 points.

In the final quarter, the Warriors remained focused and played hard for the remaining eight minutes of the game. They held the Ravens to just three points in the final period. Fallbrook came out as the obvious winner, 61-18.

The Warrior defense stood out the most as they kept their opponent to less than twenty points, a tremendous feat. Nathan McDonald, who came off the bench to contribute with 15 points and four steals, presented another standout performance.

“We all played well and I’m proud of my team right now because we played excellent defense tonight,” said McDonald, who also mentioned how he looks forward to possibly winning every game this year.

“What I’m most impressed about tonight is about our defensive effort,” said an equally excited and proud Coach Stanley. “To hold any team at less than twenty points is a great job by our players.”

Stanley said he looks forward to continuing the success given the 3-0 start to the season.

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