Boys Basketball Loses to Jurupa Hills

Although the Fighting Scots Basketball team lost to Jurupa Hills, it was a closer game than the score indicated, for a while. Each team started aggressively and with three minutes left of the first period, the Fighting Scots were ahead 9 to 8. 

The Scots kept the lead to the end of the first period of play with a two-point lead, the score, 13 to 11.  The second period of play Jurupa Hills took the lead and began steadily marching away with it, finishing the first half of the game, Rim 22 and Jurupa Valley, 31.   

The second half of the game got underway with the Fighting Scots behind with a 9-point deficit. With three minutes and 20 seconds left in the third period, the Fighting Scots came back to within three points, Rim 32, and Jurupa Hills 35. 

Then, a chill came over the gym and the baskets went cold, as Rim was unable to put any points on the scoreboard. As the third period ended, Jurupa Hills jumped out to a 12 point lead with the score Rim, 35 and Jurupa Hills, 47.  

The fourth Period was much the same as the third, with Jurupa Hills running away with the game. The final score was Rim, 48, and Jurupa Hills, 69.  Darien Needham came away with 20 points, followed by Noah Mendis with 12 points, and Jason Sherman with three. Luke Peterson, Aden Guerich, Austin O’Kelly and Merrick Zweber followed with two points each. 

The final home game will be against Rialto on Feb. 4. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. Come out and cheer on the team as this is the seniors’ last home game.  

On the heels of last weeks’ loss to Jurupa Hills, the Fighting Scots Basketball team had a makeup game this last Saturday against Arroyo Valley. Since the Mountain News was not aware of this, I reached out to Coach Lindemann, subsequently, and asked about the game.  

“We were ahead of the whole game. Just kept adding to the lead, … I did get everyone in with a couple of minutes remaining. Boys played the most complete game of the season today. I’m very proud of them and happy that they could get a win at home in the league,” said Lindemann.  

It was reported that with two minutes left in the game Coach Lindemann subbed out the starting players; this caused the fans in the stands to get on their feet and applaud. Congratulations to the Fighting Scots Basketball team!