When two defensive-minded teams like Kenesaw and Lawrence-Nelson collide, something inevitably has to give.
In the case of their Class D-2, Subdistrict 7 boys basketball finals clash at Adams Central, it was the Raiders' offense that folded early in the 39-33 Blue Devils' win Thursday night. Narrowly averting a first-period shutout with a short range buzzer-beater by senior Josh Himmelberg, L-N played from behind the entire contest, a scenario coach Tom Jensen said seldom ends well for them.
"We can get down four or five points, but when we're down that 10 or 12, it's a struggle for us," Jensen said. "We didn't move on offense in the first half, and that poor start was everything tonight."