Seven Lakes boys varsity basketball team was beaten this past Tuesday evening by Yates 88 to 74. The game was played in front of a big crowd of over 2,500 fans at the Merrill Center in Katy. Many folks reading this are saying to themselves " So What.. Seven Lakes lost by 12 points.. Big Deal!!! However, Yates is currently ranked the number one High School Boys team in the ENTIRE US by Maxpreps Freeman Rankings and is ranked number 4 in the nation by Max Preps Xcellent 25. Yates has been averaging 140 points per game before playing the Spartans. You did not read that incorrectly and I did not miss type those numbers .. 140 points per game.. A phenomenal average per game even for an NBA Team let alone a High School Team.
Seven Lakes played smart and hard the whole game and keep it close and was only down 63-60 late in the third quater when Yates senior Joseph Young took over the game. Young scored 15 straight points for Yates over a span from the late third quarter to the fourth quarter. Young was quoted as saying that ' That ( Spartans) was a team that challenged us..." and that was why he finally took over the game. Young finsihed the game with 27 points.
Brandon Peters of Seven Lakes paced the Spartans scoring by scoring 22 points in the game. The Spartans are are now 7-5 for the season while Yates is 4-0. Both coaches said that the game had major benefits for each team. Seven Lakes had an excellent basketball team last season and made the playoffs. This past game is agood omen for the remainder of their season.