Washington battles, falls short

Published 12:57 am Saturday, January 11, 2014

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The Washington men’s basketball team dropped their second straight game at the hands of Farmville Central, 85-75.

Despite the loss, senior guard Stevie Green had a night to remember, playing gritty defense and scoring a season-high 35 points.

“We don’t have a team without Stevie. Stevie is our man,” said Head Coach Steven Flowers. “He was last year, he was the year before and he’s going to be this year.”

Green took on the Jaguars defense single-handedly in the first quarter to propel the Pam Pack to an early 17-14 lead. The margin would not last in the second quarter, as ball security became an issue for the Washington guards. An assortment of poorly executed passes and traveling violations would plague the Pam Pack. The Jaguars outscored the home team 23-10 in a pivotal quarter that eventually ended up being the difference in the game.

“We played with a lot of intensity,” said Flowers. “We knew in order for us to win we were going to have to play hard and outplay the other team, I kind of feel like we did that. We made mistakes that ended up costing us the game, but if you play hard, that’s all you can do.”

Consistent perimeter shooting continued for the Jaguars in the second half, but Green continued to answer with hard-earned baskets in the paint. An emphatic dunk and a three-point play from Green cut the Jaguars lead to just three in the final minutes, but a few clutch threes for Farmville sealed a high-scoring victory, 85-75.

The Pam Pack are back in action next Friday when they face Beddingfield at home.