O’Reilly Shoots Down Dons

Jack Moeller, Staff Writer

Boys’ basketball defeated rival Acalanes by a score of 72-49 at home on January 10.

“We rebounded pretty well. We took the ball to the basket decently, but we had a ton of energy,” head coach Matt Watson said.

Campolindo lead 21-7 at the end of the 1st quarter, fueled by shooting guard Matt O’ Reilly’s 4 three pointers, which accounted for over half the Cougars points to that point in the game. “My teammates found me, and we ran plays that we run in practice everyday well,” he said.

According to Acalanes head coach Bill Powers, the Dons made a few critical mistakes that put them behind. “We did not guard their better shooters, and we missed some shots that we can make on a regular basis,” he said.

At the end of the 2nd quarter, Campolindo had extended its lead to 34-18. During the quarter, center Chris Hansen dunked over an Acalanes player, which sparked a 6-2 run.

The Cougars led 57-38 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Campolindo outscored Acalanes in every quarter, winning 72-49.

“I think Campolindo has superior athletes toward Acalanes, and that is the beginning and the end,” Watson said.

“We got to do a better job on the on ball defense. We have to do a better job identifying shooters, and less turnovers,” Powers said.

“I think I shot the ball well. I think I did a good job guarding Matt Thomason well,” O’Reilly said.

The Cougars improved their record to 11-4.  Their next match up is a home game against Las Lomas on January 14.