The Presidents aren’t hanging their heads. For them, it’s on to the next one.
After a sloppy fourth quarter on Tuesday which led to a 63-59 loss at home to Monroe-Woodbury, the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School boys basketball team will host Poughkeepsie at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
“We’ve got to bounce back,” said Roosevelt coach Kevin Hart, whose Presidents fell to 2-7. “This is over. We hope everyone brings the energy and intensity (to the game against Poughkeepsie). We can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we just have to come ready to fight.”
Roosevelt led 47-35 at the end of three against Monroe-Woodbury, but sloppiness played a key part in the Presidents’ breakdown. Hart said his team did not play good basketball in the fourth quarter — a frame in which Roosevelt was outscored 28-12.
The Presidents were winning 31-20 at halftime, though the Presidents trailed 15-12 after quarter number one.
“It was a good, solid three quarters of basketball,” Hart said. “In order to win you have to play four quarters. We fell asleep in the fourth and it was poor execution down the stretch. We let it slip away and the results in the fourth quarter showed that.”
Trevor Monroe led the Presidents with 18 points. Nowah Rosado added 16, while Ryan Diehl pitched in with 10.
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