Boys Varsity Basketball vs Nordhoff

December 4, 2021

Cate         19 15 19 13 – 66
Nordhoff    18 4 18 7 – 47
Cate finishes the Nordhoff Invitational taking 5th place after a fantastic team win over host school Nordhoff 66-47.
The way Nordhoff started the game shooting the ball, I was thinking this game may end up in the ’80s.  Nordhoff shot the ball incredibly well in the first knocking down four 3-pointers in the first quarter and eight for the game.
After the first, we knuckled down and committed to only giving Nordhoff one shot a possession to hold the Rangers to four second-quarter points, a season-low for the Rams.
We rebounded well, we played hard, we played smart, and the ball was moving and it was incredible to witness.  Extremely proud of how over the course of the tournament we improved every game.
The Rams on back-to-back nights had a balanced attack with junior Jengus Ercil leading the way with 16 and Babacar Pouye contributing 14.
Our defensive rebounding allowed us to start a lot of transition buckets and we tired Nordhoff out.
Once again, all the Rams contributed and got in the game, and provided 32 minutes of non-stop energy.