The Maple Leafs boys' basketball team finished 2-2 in the Central Bank Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Maple Leafs boys’ basketball team finished 2-2 in the Central Bank Thanksgiving Tournament.
Geneseo vs. United Township
The Maple Leafs struggled against the Panthers’ full-court pressure on defense defeating Geneseo 71-26, on Nov. 24.
With guard Isaiah Rivera home sick with the flu, Geneseo’s short-handed backcourt struggled to break UT’s press.
The Maple Leafs’ Kaden Rink scored eight points, and Griffin Tracey finished with seven points.
GHS’ Jarron Nordstrom and Zach Wilson each scored four points, and Tim Lehman finished with two points.
The Leafs’ Colton Garcia made 1-of-2 from the free-throw line.
Geneseo vs. Ag. Science
In his return to the court, Rivera dropped 26 points and added 12 rebounds to lead Geneseo to a 47-40 victory against Ag. Science, on Nov. 25.
Geneseo (2-1) rallied outscoring Ag. Science 17-5 in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
The Leafs’ Tracey chipped in 11 points, and Nordstrom finished with seven points and four rebounds.
Geneseo’s Lehman tacked on three points.
The Maple Leafs were hot from beyond the arc making 7-of-16 from 3-point range with Tracey and Rivera knocking down three apiece from downtown.
Geneseo vs. Rock Falls
The Leafs’ Rivera continued to make up for lost time scoring 40 points in the matinee against Rock Falls, on Nov. 25.
Rivera set a new tournament record eclipsing Rockridge grad and Wisconsin star, Ethan Happ from 2013.
Rock Falls managed to hold off the Maple Leafs 74-67 with the Rockets making 16-of-22 from the free-throw line.
Geneseo’s Jacob McConnell had his best game of the young season scoring 12 points, and Tracey finished with six points.
Nordstrom tacked on four points, and Mick Haverland drained a 3-pointer.
The Leafs’ Ty Johnson added two points.