Timberwolves knock off the Lakers

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, January 22, 2014




The Timberwolves of the 13-15 boys Washington Youth Basketball League took care of the Lakers on Tuesday, 37-21.

“At first we started off real slow, I just told them to pick up the pace and make free throws,” said Timberwolves Head Coach Harvey Gardner. “The team we’re playing was a good team, but I knew at the end that we would be the better team. I told my guys to just stay composed, relaxed and have fun.”

Desmond Hargrove, who has served as the quarterback of the Lakers offense, was matched up with Timberwolves guard Blake Parker, who frustrated the Lakers’ guard into making poor passes in transition. Parker ended with just four points on the night, but commanded the offense successfully.

The Timberwolves points were distributed evenly, with Tremon Pope leading all scorers with just eight points, while Serenus Midgette finished with six.

“Overall, it was a team effort. I thank my team for coming out and playing hard,” said Gardner.

The Lakers’ body language only dug the team further and further into a whole in the second half. The Timberwolves remained composed and took advantage of the unmotivated defense, sealing the victory.

The Timberwolves face off against the Hornets on Saturday at 5 p.m., while the Thunder face the Mavericks at 3 p.m.