However, the second half proved to be a struggle for MVHS. Taking their lead for granted their harmful defensive mindset started to die down. Lynbrook HS took advantage of this scoring a lot more than the first half. Gollapudi talked about the team’s play in the second half.
“We didn't communicate, so they got easy baskets,” Gollapudi said. “And on offense we were rushing too many possessions and so we squandered the lead.”
MVHS had a solid lead through the third quarter starting with a score of 52-40. However, in the last quarter the team, flat footed, lost all momentum letting Lynbrook HS score 28 points in the fourth. At the final buzzer, the game ended with a score of 68-62 leaving the MVHS team astonished as to how they blew such a huge lead.
“Even though they did get some transition points in the first half, we were able to stop it in the second,” Gollapudi said. “But, in the end we lost.”