McDonald Big Men Too Much For Hubbard

Bill Heath, Senior Sports Editor

On Saturday, Hubbard welcomed division six powerhouse McDonald to their gym. McDonald had a record of 15-2 coming in, Hubbard the opposite. Hubbard played a hard game, but ultimately saw McDonald pull away in the 2nd quarter, and win 60-43. In the first quarter, it was deadlocked with an 18-15 Blue Devil lead, thanks to a strong inside presence from Senior Gregg Santullo, who did not come off the floor one time the entire game. “It was hard; to go so hard for so long you have to reach a breaking point. My guy was a scorer, there were some shots I’d have my hand in his face and he just made the shot. Times like that, you have to step back and just accept it and play harder next possession,” said Santullo. Gregg scored himself, posting six in the first half, and for the game. After the 2nd quarter rout, Hubbard came out aggressive in the second half, but quickly got in foul trouble. McDonald’s defense was focused on sophomore shooter Derek Kopanic, but Jordan Thomson had a strong offensive game; he scored twelve points, although it wasn’t enough to get Hubbard the win. On Tuesday, the Eagles travel to Lakeview for a very winnable game.