Defense and Free Throws Key in Win Over Salem Spartans

by Garrett Johnson with Rillene Nielsen

Coming off a win over Mapleton, the SFJH Lobos left home court advantage behind to battle the boards with the Salem Spartans on Monday.  We’ll let Coach Johnson fill in the details:

“The boys’ basketball team traveled to Salem Jr. on Monday and was able to leave with the W.  The Lobos played a very tightly contested defensive battle and were able to come out victorious with a 49 to 42 victory over the Spartans.”

“I am very pleased with how we took care of the ball throughout the game--we were able to create turnovers on several occasions.” 

“Free throws were key down the home stretch of the game and were a big reason we got the win.  I tell our team all the time, ‘Free throws will win or lose you basketball games!’  Thank goodness we were able to sink them when we needed to.”

The Lobos will again have home court advantage against Payson Junior this Thursday.  Come on out and howl for the team!