Only three points behind at the end of the first quarter, MVHS was unable to close the gap with LHS, though MVHS scored eight consecutive points at the start of the second. A flurry of three pointers from LHS and multiple missed fastbreaks by MVHS increased their lead and allowed them to pull ahead in the game.
“We were preparing based on the film of them and [we] just focused our heads for the game. Just to keep scoring, to keep the lead, and keep the crowd in it,” senior Kevin Yang.
As MVHS persisted with relentless defense, LHS took more shots from the three-point-line. The matadors were able to create many offensive plays, but they were unable to convert on most of their fastbreaks – a lot of missed opportunities.
Nearing halftime, LHS was up by 10 points with the score at 20-30. They was unable to keep up with the newfound energy that LHS brought to the beginning of the third, but attempted to create opportunities for themselves on the offensive side. Still LHS was dominating; by ending the third, the score was 28-45.