Eagles soar and win another Bronx title!!
The Equality Charter School Eagles faced various challenges during our conference championship tournament this past week but overcame it all to reach the championship game on Saturday.
On Saturday, March 16th, we played in the Championship game vs Bronx Lighthouse who gave us our only lost this season. Unfortunately, once again we had key players missing but the team was focused and determined to get the win. We were undersized and at a disadvantage by not being at full strength but our toughness and experience took over. We had a set game plan and knew that we had to execute in order to gain the win. The game started with us being down by 6 as one of their key players was on fire and we were turning the ball over on offense. ECS called a time out to talk it over and made a few adjustments the score was very close through the first half. After half time, we turned up our defensive pressure, stopped the drives and layups by one of their key players and got a hand in the face of their shooter every time down the floor. ECS also started throwing in a full court press which caused turnovers into easy baskets. On offense, our point guard Kalvin Page buckled down and started to take care of the ball and make great passes to our players. Brian Mitchell hit a key three pointer which helped to change the momentum of the game. Key offensive and rebounding plays down the stretch by Adama Kpaan and Kasson Page sealed Equality to its second straight Bronx title as ECS was victorious with a score of 31-23.
We now play in the city-wide final four. The date is not available as of yet, it will be posted to the website as soon as it is released. Lets go Eagles!!!!!