Stallions Stampede over Bradford Prep 72-26, Lady Stallions fall 34-28

Stallions making a two point basket.
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The Queens Grant High School Stallions routed the Bradford Prep Bears in a home conference game on Friday night.  The win improves their season record to 3-3 overall, and 1-2 in their Conference.

This game was dominated early on by the Stallions who jumped out to a 28-3 lead after the first period of play and QGHS never had any concerns about the final outcome.  After the first half at the intermission Coach Forsythe’s crew had a comfortable 38-11 lead.

Action under the boards.

Jah’Quez Sanders lead all scorers with 15 points while collecting 6 rebounds and adding 5 assists to his night on the hard court.  Meanwhile, Xavier Westbrook contributed 10 points and hauled in 8 rebounds for the Stallions.

When the third period started LB Boyette quickly hit on a jump shot to extend the Stallions advantage while they added another 16 points in the period to the Bears 7 points giving the home team a 54-18 lead.  The Bears simply had no answers offensively or defensively to slow down the Stallions.

Stallions making a two point basket.

Queens Grant used every player on the roster and just began rotating between 3 and 5 players every few minutes to give all athletes sufficient playing time.  Also, to give bench players an opportunity to gain valuable game experience.

In the fourth period the Stallions outscored the Bears 18 to 8 giving them a wide margin of victory with a 72-26 blowout.  LB Boyette netted 11 points and Khalil Chapman 10 points to round off the scoring for the Stallions.

The Stallions will play their next game against powerhouse Carmel Christian on Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Queen City Classic.

Queens Grant Girl’s Basketball

The Lady Stallions who are now 1-4 overall, lost a closely contested game to the Bradford Prep Lady Bears 34 to 28 in the final period when they were outscored 18-6.  The Stallions simply missed to many shots that went off the rim or would not swish cleanly through the net giving the Bears the opportunity they needed to pull off the win.

Ashleigh Aberly swishing a foul shot.

The Bears were down at the intermission and after three periods of play.  However, they dominated the fourth period while the Stallions allowed them back into the game and squandered a great chance to pick up a much needed win as this was a conference game.

The Lady Stallions leading scorer and rebounding leader Ashleigh Aberly had another big outing scoring 16 points and dominating the boards at both ends of the court picking up 16 rebounds in the loss.  The Stallions needed more from her and others to pull off the victory on their home court.

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