The Homer varsity boys basketball team fell short against the Fulton Red Raiders in a close game, 56-60.
The Homer Trojans kept it close from the very beginning, as they ended the first half trailing by two (25-27).
About three minutes into the third quarter, Fulton found themselves with a 10 point lead (27-37). However, just before the end of the quarter, the Trojans rallied with some great ball movement to cut the Raider’s lead to five (39-44).
“We need to work on our execution,” said Homer Head Coach Rex Ryan. “We turned the ball over way too much. We need to identify shooters, listen to the game plan, and find the kids that we need to find to slow them (the opposing team) down.”
The final quarter turned into a back-and-forth affair, with Homer senior guard Mikyle Franklin leading the charge for the Trojans. Franklin scored eight points in the final quarter, and ended the game with 22. Derek Fickett scored six in the fourth, and ended the game with 17. Jarrett Wilbur finished the game with 10 points.
Down four with less than 30 seconds left on the clock, the Trojans had no other option but to foul.
“We kept playing the whole 32 minutes,” said Coach Ryan. “We were down 10, and we came back and fought. That is all I can ask for as a coach. We have some really tough opponents coming up, so we have to come to play every single game and execute our game plan.”
Up next, Homer (6-5) will be playing at Solvay (10-3) on Monday, January 27th at 6:30 pm.
Here are some more photos and video highlights of last night's game: