Poplar Boys Down Harlem, 73-64
Poplar’s boys’ basketball team displayed too much firepower for Harlem to handle as the Indians posted a 73-64 home victory on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Poplar held only a 34-28 half-time advantage, and Harlem closed the margin to 40-38 midway into the third quarter. The Indians responded with the next eight points on a turnaround shot by Walker Burshia, a three-pointer by Kameron Reum and a long shot by Delray Lilley for a 48-38 lead.
The scoring of Keilen Erickson, Reum and Lilley led the Indians to a 56-42 advantage to end the third quarter.
The Indians kept rolling to open the fourth quarter as a drive by Lilley, a fast-break basket by Reum and a steal and layup by Lilley increased the margin to 62-43.
A three-pointer by Reum and a nice touch pass from Kaniel Ricker for a basket by Lilley highlighted play down the stretch in the 73-64 league win.
Poplar’s top scorers were Lilley with 22, Reum with 19 and Geordy Medicine Cloud with 14 points.
Also scoring were Cetan Growing Thunder with eight, Ricker with five, Erickson with three and Blake Lambert with two points.
Cody McCabe led Harlem with 23 points. Moses Lawrence Jr. finished with 13 points.
The Indians started the game with the first eight points. Free throws by Lilley and a drive by Medicine Cloud put the Indians up by a 21-9 margin. Poplar held a 22-10 lead at the end of the opening quarter.
Harlem put together a run near the end of the second quarter to pull to 34-28 at intermission.