The Galileo Lions began the second round of league play against 2 tough opponents, and could not improve their record. The Lions are currently at 3-7, in 6th place as they dropped games against Washington(36-48), and Mission (87-46).
The Lions came out playing great defense in the first 3 quarters, against Washington on Tuesday, January 30th, but the Lions had a number of defensive breakdowns in the 4th quarter that turned a close game into a double digit lead for the Eagles. The Lions also had trouble scoring against the Eagles, missing a number of easy opportunities.“We played great 3 and a half quarters and we had Washington playing the same game for the most part, but we couldn’t finish, they took the lead in the last quarter and it went their way,” said junior center Brython Rubio.
The Lions struggled on the road against the top seeded Mission Bears, on Thursday, February 1st. The team came out sluggish, while the Bears jumped out to an early lead they would never let go. The Lions stayed competitive throughout the 1st half, down 15 at the half, but in the 3rd quarter the Lions couldn’t stop the Bears, and combined with a high number of turnovers, the Bears opened up a huge lead against the Lions. Reaching for the ball and stealing it for fast break scores. Frustrated senior center, Ben Pate, said, “I’m really tired of losing to Mission, I’ve lost 4 years straight and never beat them once in these 4 years of my high school career.”