Coming off of their emotional win over Alexandria, the Madison-Grant Argylls played even better on Saturday night, leading from tip-off to final buzzer in 85-63 triumph over Southwood.
The Argylls played tremendous basketball on both ends of the floor, particularly on the offensive end. They led 20-12 after the first quarter, and held that advantage the rest of the way.
“The biggest thing tonight was to make sure we brought a lot of energy,” Madison-Grant Head Coach Brian Trout said. “And we started out really well. We shot the ball well to start the game. We passed the ball really well. We had 20 assists on 33 field goals [and] shot 61 percent from the floor for the game.”
At halftime, their lead ballooned to 42-23, and they did not face much resistance in the final two quarters.
After a brutal, emotional week, the Argylls overcame the grief, even if just for two nights, to play some inspired basketball against two really good teams.
“I’m super pleased. I couldn’t be prouder of these kids and the way they handled this entire week,” Trout said. “It was just amazing. I love all of them, and I sincerely mean that. I can’t imagine going through that as a high school kid. And then to show up and play two games like they did this weekend on top of everything is amazing.”
Against Southwood, six of the seven Argylls who saw the floor finished in double figures. Grant Brown led the way with 17 points and seven assists, while Justin Moore recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kaden Howell scored 15, Lance Wilson 14, Seth Lugar 11, and Jackson Manwell 10.