The South Putnam boy's Varsity basketball team was certainly licking their wounds on the bus ride home from Rockville Friday night after losing 83-37 to the Rox and dropping their win-loss record to 3-7.
The Eagles started out the night with as 4-0 lead with back-to-back baskets by Cameron Chestnut and Adam Masters. Then Rockville's Josh Reed scored followed by one free throw to make it a 4-3 game.
Things went downhill from there for the Eagles in the first quarter with the Rox outscoring them 21-14.
The second quarter didn't go any better for South Putnam. The Rox scored seven points before Masters scored with 4:45 left to play. The Eagles only scored two more times in the quarter. Trey Vickery sunk a free throw and Chestnut added a regular basket. The Rox scored 28 points in the quarter sending the game into halftime with a score of 52-19.
In the third quarter, Rockville wasted no time scoring after only 1:59 had elapsed. They held the Eagles at 19 until Masters sunk a free throw followed by a bucket by Derek Dean with 4:48 left to play. After the Rox scored 12 more points, South Putnam's Conor Frame put up 2 points with Vickery sinking two free throws. Chestnut scored with 27.5 left to play after the Rox added four more points to their score.
With two points added on with 9.5 left to play in the third.
Rockville's Matt King and RJ Mahurin scored first in the fourth quarter with six points answered by Vickery.
Rockville scored three more times in the quarter while the Eagles were able to add seven points to their score with baskets by Chestnut, Grant Zimmerman and a free throw by Dean.
"We just didn't play very well offensively," said Eagles' head coach Micah Elliott. "Defensively I think we played hard the first quarter, the second quarter -- we definitely wore down. We gave them a lot second chance points and against Rockville you can't give them any second chance points. We were very patient in the first quarter and in the rest of the game we just hurried to get shots off. We didn't take good shots."
South Putnam's JV squad dropped a 46-42 decision against the Rox.
South Putnam will be back in action tonight at Eminence at 6 p.m.
Rockville 21 28 18 6 -- 83
South Putnam 14 5 8 9 -- 37
Rockville -- Reed 14, King 22, Bridge 22, Wake 4, Mahurin 21, McMullen 4, Kelley 10
South Putnam -- Chestnut 10, Masters 6, Frame 4, Dean 10, Boswell 2, Vickery 10, Zimmerman 4
Next Game -- South Putnam at Eminence Saturday 6 p.m.