Highlanders' offense falls flat

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Eureka Springs' Lucas Vazquez goes to the basket in a game earlier this season. (Chip Ford/Carroll County News)

Eureka Springs Coach Brian Rambo showed up for Friday night's game against Cotter. So did the fans. The referees did, too. The Highlanders offense, not so much.

Scoring 38 points through four quarters of basketball isn't what Rambo and the fans had in mind for Friday night's game against Cotter.

After watching his team lose 41-38 in front of its home fans --shooting 13 for 41 from the field -- Rambo said the Highlanders are going to be a winning team this year, they will have to find a way to put the ball in the bucket.

"We didn't shoot the ball well at all," Rambo said. "I mean when you shoot the ball 30 percent you will have a hard time beating anybody."

The Highlanders (4-1) also were outrebounded 31-21, and a major reason for this was because junior center Jacob Holloway injured his knee in pregame warmups. He was cleared to begin practicing again a few weeks ago after a previous knee injury.

"He was just going up for a shot in pregame and his kneecap came out again," Rambo said. "Right now, he is just day-to-day."

Rambo said this year's team has not been getting enough transition points and he hopes to begin changing the tempo Tuesday night against Omaha.

"We have been slowing the game down so far this year," Rambo said. "I think that has hurt us. We have to get out in transition and create some buckets in transition, and use our athleticism to create easy buckets."

Trevor Lemme scored 18 points and had five rebounds in the loss. Lucas Vazquez added seven points and six rebounds.

Eureka Springs will play at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Highlander Arena against Omaha. The junior high girls start at 5 p.m.

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