Elliott Byrd ’22: On Tuesday, March 23 the Romeo Bulldogs faced off against the Oxford Wildcats. Both teams played for a shot at Rochester Adams in the District semi-finals on Thursday, March 25. The Bulldogs came into this game hot, winning their previous game against Warren Woods Tower.
Romeo came out on top of their previous matchup thanks to a game winning three by Logan Rolfs ‘22.
Romeo started the game well, ending the first quarter with a five point lead. However, Oxford fought back in the second quarter scoring 12 points and holding Romeo to only six in the quarter. At halftime, the Wildcats led by only one point. Similar to the previous game, each team went back and forth at each other, trading shots. At the end of the third quarter the Bulldogs led by two points, 26 to 24. After a very low scoring third quarter, each team started to heat up a little bit. The Bulldogs added 15 points to their score in the fourth, while the Wildcats added 16. In the end, the Bulldogs came out on top against Oxford yet against beating them 41-40 securing their spot in the District semifinals game.
After beating Oxford in a dogfight, the Bulldogs moved on to face the Rochester Adams Highlanders.
Rochester Adams jumped out to an eight point lead after the first quarter. The Highlanders high powered offense proved to be dominant in the game. In the second quarter, more of the same offense made it hard for Romeo to match the offensive production that Adams produced. At the half the score, Rochester Adams 29, Romeo 19. Romeo tried to make some halftime adjustments and find a way to get some stops or defense. However, no matter what they accomplished Rochester Adams refused to slow down. Headed into the fourth quarter Rochester Adams led by 15 points. With the Bulldogs season on the line, they gave it everything they got in the fourth scoring 13 points in the fourth, but unfortunately came up short. Final score Romeo 44, Rochester Adams 56.
The Romeo Bulldogs varsity basketball team finished a fantastic season and the boys overcame loads of adversity throughout the season. Good luck seniors, and underclassmen of Romeo basketball!
(Picture by Mike Nicley)