Big Foot’s boys basketball team earned a home game for their first-round playoff matchup against Milwaukee Lifelong Learning on Feb. 26. The Chiefs utilized their home-court advantage and beat the Wizards 91-54.
The Chiefs set the tone for the game early by scoring off the opening tip, and then senior Max Hildebrandt followed that up by blocking the first two shots of Milwaukee scoring star Qwan Jackson.
By halftime, Big Foot’s lead was up to 30 points at 52-22, and the Chiefs continued to run away in the second, outscoring the Wizards 39-32.
After getting his first two shots blocked, Jackson had a big game in the remainder of the contest, scoring 37 to lead all scorers.
Big Foot had a more well-rounded team performance, though, with five players with eight or more points.
Senior A.J. Courier led the way with 28 points. Senior Logan Eischeid was next with 18. Fellow senior Aiden Greco also reached double digits with 10 points.
The victory advanced Big Foot to a second round matchup against Martin Luther on March 1, and the higher-seeded Knights ended the Chiefs’ season with an 84-52 win.
While the Chiefs trailed by 16 at halftime, 42-26, an early second-half surge cut the deficit to 10 before the Knight were able to ice the game late.
Eischeid was the Chiefs’ leading scorer in this one, notching 17 points. Courier was next up with 13 as the only other Big Foot player to hit double digits.