Flashes vs Sharks

The Fillmore Flashes men's basketball team played their first league game at home vs. the Malibu sharks. Malibu had a 15-8 lead with 3:22 left in the first quarter. On the first play coming out of the time out the Flashes recovered the offensive rebound 3 times, but they failed to put the ball in the basket. Malibu's defense forced a lot of early turnovers, and held a 19-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. Fillmore scored the first basket of the second quarter and went on a quick 5-0 run to cut Malibu's lead to 19-13. Both teams turned the ball over on their next possessions. A 3 pointer by Malibu gave the sharks a 22-16 lead ending an 8-0 run by the Flashes. Down 25-18 Danny Quintero took the ball inside for a lay up. Malibu answered back with a lay up of their own. Danny Quintero scored another lay up cutting the Sharks lead to 27-23. A 3 by Michael Luna, followed by an and one by Danny Quintero gave the Flashes a 29-27 lead with 2:20 left in the half. A 3 by the Sharks gave Malibu a slim one point lead. A 3 by Hayden Wright gave the Flashes a 32-31 lead. Malibu scored the last basket of the half taking a 33-32 lead into the locker room.

Hayden Wright scored the first basket of the half for the Flashes. Michael Luna scored on a put back giving Fillmore a 36-33 lead. Malibu took the lead back 37-36 after a lay up, and a pair of free throws. Fillmore boost their lead to 44-39, but then Malibu goes on a 9-2 scoring run that puts the Sharks up 48-46. Fillmore was fouled, but they could only make 1 of 2 free throws. Malibu was up by 1, 48-47, heading into the final quarter. A 3 pointer by Malibu gave the Sharks a 51-47 lead. The Flashes answered back with a 3 pointer of their own cutting the Sharks lead down to 1. Malibu went up 55-51. Michael Luna cut the lead to 55-53 on a lay up. With 2 minutes left the Flashes were in desperate need of a basket down 54-60. Hayden Wright got the ball and hit a clutch 3 pointer for the Flashes cutting the lead to just 3 points. With less than 30 seconds to go the Flashes were down by 5 before Fillmore hit a 3, and they were down by 2 60-62. Unfortunately for the Flashes Malibu's free throws put the game away and the Flashes came up short losing 60-64. Fillmore's next game is against Villanova, at Villanova on the 12th.