Cambridge: Sometimes numbers can be deceiving and don't tell the whole story, but there are other times that the numbers really do tell the whole story. The Malden High School Boys' basketball team dropped their 2nd straight game and 3rd in their last 4 at Cambridge on Tuesday night, 71-53. The numbers were not pretty. Malden allowed 18 offensive rebounds to the Falcons. Cambridge also went to the line a season high 31 times, shooting at an 80% clip. Malden would also shoot just 34% from the field with only 1 starter scoring in double figures. It was truly a night to forget for the Tornadoes.
"We came out with high energy and good intensity." a despondent coach Don Nally said after the game. "We just didn't execute, or rather we never gave ourselves a chance to execute. We took the first shot we saw on a consistent basis, and that is not a recipe for success against a good defensive team like Cambridge."
The loss is the team's 3rd straight in the GBL after winning their league opener at Somerville. The Tornadoes were in the game early, trailing just 14-12 after one quarter. The second and third quarters would not be as kind to Malden. Malden was outscored 35-19 over the middle two quarters and left themselves a hole they could never dig themselves out from. The team must now regroup quickly with Somerville coming to town on Friday night, looking for revenge for their 30+ point defeat at home to Malden two weeks ago.
"That first Somerville game seems like a long time ago right now." Nally said. "I told the team that we still have it all in front of us. Each team in the league has to come into our building now to close out the season. We just have to find ourselves and take care of business at home."
Malden's first chance comes in two nights and momentum needs to return to their side of the court. Game time is at 7:00pm at the Finn.