Boys’ Varsity Basketball vs. Redwood: Game Coverage


By Riley Kuffner, Riley Kuffner, and Riley Kuffner

The Tam Boys’ Varsity Basketball team lost 54-60 in a classic division rivalry battle against the Redwood Giants on January 20, 2015 in Larkspur. The Hawks came out of the gate slow at the start of the game and found themselves in a deep deficit coming into the first break of play. They battled back in the second quarter to bring the score to 19-20, but gave that momentum right back to the Giants early in the third. With a six point deficit and 16 seconds to go in the fourth, Tam senior Kyrie Bryan hit a three to bring the Hawks a glimmer of hope, but Redwood countered right back to bring the game out of reach.

IMG_3693After the game, Tam coach Tim Morgan commented on his squad’s performance, “We have to come out of the gates better. When you put the team so far ahead of you it’s always hard to come back,” he said. “We also needed to be smarter down the stretch and trust each other a little more. When we play well together and move the ball, we’re a much better team.”

Tam guard Kyrie Bryan put up 16 points on the night and weighed in on his late three-ball, “The Tam fans were great support. I was a little nervous when I was shooting that last shot, but it went down and I felt great,” he said.

With this loss, the Tam boys bring their MCAL record to 3-4. Their next game is against Novato at home on Friday, January 23.

Despite identifying some room for improvement, Coach Morgan is optimistic for the rest of the season to come. “One thing about this team is that they’re resilient. We’re going to battle no matter what. We fight no matter what the score.”