If one part of the game disappears, it means a team is in trouble. That was the case for the Taft varsity boys basketball team Friday night in a 52-45 loss to the Robert F. Kennedy Thunderbirds at home.
Taft came flying out of the gates with a 6-2 run and would score 13 points in the first quarter. However, Robert F. Kennedy erupted for 18 points with 15 including four three-pointers coming from one player.
At that point the Wildcat offense went into hibernation over the next two quarters with the team scoring only five points in the second period alone. During that period of time Taft scored their only points in the final 1:36 on a layup and three free throws from Steven Gee. Meanwhile, the Thunderbirds scored 12 points.
The Wildcats continued their struggles in the second period with eight points while the Thunderbirds erupted for 11. Taft finally found their touch in the fourth quarter by scoring 19 points to the Thunderbirds 11.
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