Although Anson High School’s men’s basketball team lost 92-90, coach Brandon Rains is looking forward to the rest of the season and is proud of his team for its near-recovery during the game. “I was proud of the team effort,” Rains said after the game.
The team was down by about 15 in the first half of the game, but fought back and was ahead by halftime, ultimately barely losing by a score of 92-90.
Although Rains said he was proud of the entire team, a few players really stood out, he said. “Bunyon Tyson had 41 points and led us in scoring,” Rains said. “Baron Murray had 16 points, Will Smith added 14, Stephen Minter had 10 and Devonta Teal had 12 rebounds — he played really hard. I was also really impressed with Will Smith’s defensive effort.” The boys were “outstanding,” according to Rains. “I see a lot of potential in these guys. It’s a real pleasure to coach these guys.
“This was a process, a journey: a new coach getting a feel of the team,” Raines continued. “I just want to build on what we have established and get better every day, every game, especially defensively. We really want to come together as a team.”
The team’s next game was supposed to be Dec. 4 but was rescheduled for Dec. 9, making their next game a home game on Dec. 7 versus Central Cabarrus at 6 and 7:30 p.m.