By Daniel Newhart
Garnet Valley head coach Michael Brown entered his team’s locker room at halftime, preparing to speak to his team that had already fallen behind by double digits to Central League opponent Lower Merion.
After a first half in which his team hurt itself with turnovers, missed shots and a lack of flow offensively, Brown could have chosen to fire his team up with a strong Bob Knight-esque pep talk. However, the message he sent the Jaguars at the half contained some good news.
“I told them the first half could not have been worse, the good news was we were only down 10 points to a good team,” Brown said. “We did things that were not characteristic of us; turned the ball over constantly, took poor shots, the first half was a disaster.”
An inspired effort ensued from Garnet Valley, however the Jaguars’ comeback effort ended up falling short as the Aces of Lower Merion took the game by a score of 64-58.