The OC Swoosh got in the first hits with strong point guard play, driving and great passing. However, the Longhorns brought their game, too, and that is playing strong team defense and quick, get-the-ball-up-the-court fastbreaks. Oh, and some deadly three-point shooting. Ben Bockrath plays the No. 2 guard position and boy, did he let it fly Sunday morning.
The OC Swoosh was having their way to begin the game and ran their lead up to 12 points before the second wave of replacements of Newport-Mesa Longhorns came in the game with less then eight minutes remaining in the first half. Bockrath took advantage of what the defense gave him, and that was the three-point line and the fast break. In the first half, Bockrath went three for four from behind the arch with a single drive to the basket.
By halftime, the Swoosh lead had been narrowed to three. Keysean Scott and Jake Harr put pressure on the inbound pass and got quick scores. Bockrath came back into the game and continued where he left off; letting it fly from behind the three-point line seven more times, plus two more power drives to the basket for layups.