Boys Basketball: Slow start proves costly as Skyline drops third straight

The Skyline boys’ basketball team lost its third straight game on Tuesday with Saline coming to town on Friday night for another big SEC Red tilt. This is the time of the year where games come fast and furious and the Eagles are playing some strong competition.

But don’t think Skyline is starting to panic after a few losses.

The Eagles fell behind 17-9 in the first quarter on Tuesday and struggled to ever find a rhythm in a 59-54 loss to visiting Bedford.

“We worked to apply full-court pressure in the second half and had to navigate some foul trouble,” Skyline Coach Mike Lovelace said. “Bedford made enough plays and free throws when they needed in the second half to hold off a comeback. We had a couple opportunities in the last couple minutes to tie or take the lead and could not convert the big shot.”

Bedford came out strong in the first quarter making five triples while Skyline did not have the needed defensive intensity to start and the Kicking Mules capitalized. In the second quarter, Skyline picked up the defense some but failed to convert many shots.

Bedford led 28-22 at halftime.

Skyline’s Jermaine Davis had an efficient scoring night on 4 of 8 shooting including three 3-pointers for 12 points. Chris Cayton had 15 points and Jack Williams had 14 points and 8 rebounds. Kabir Bergin had 6 points and 6 rebounds.

Skyline hosts Saline on Friday.