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Maize hands Campus 2nd loss of the season with comeback win

Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 11:35 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Down by nine to start the second half, Maize turned the tables on Campus to come back and win by nine, handing the Colts their second loss of the season; 65-56.

Maize head coach Chris Grill said, “I feel like in the first half we didn’t do a very good job of keeping them off the boards, doing a very good job of contesting shots. Second half as the game wore on, I thought we got a little bit better at it.”

“We really worked all week long just on containing dribble, keeping them in front, you know you’re playing against division one athletes and that’s going to be a tough job any time you play anyone like that,” said Maize senior Winston Bing.

“Campus, they have a lot of really good players, we have a lot of good players too,” said Maize senior Jacob Hanna. “So I think our focus really was just to lock in our defense and take every single offensive possession as serious as we can and just focus for 32 minutes because that’s a tough team over there.”

Mazie senior Keegan Harrod said, “We were just trying to focus on defense and keep them in the middle and try to contain them on dribble and three pointers. Making them take tough shots and just make them frustrated on offense and defense.”

“Get guys in compromised situations, they picked up a few fouls and so I think they had to back off a little bit and we were able to finish in the second half better than we were in the first,” said Grill.

The Eagles strong defense overpowered The Colts and now both teams are sitting at 14-2.

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