The John Burroughs basketball team has the hot hand, no doubt about it. The Bombers have not lost a game since November 28, hosting and losing to Ladue 44-30.
Since then, the Bombers have run off seven consecutive victories, including three wins in the Chaminade Round Robin holiday event.
The Bombers built up a comfortable 18 point second-half lead and coasted to a 53-41 non conference win over the visiting Titans of Trinity Catholic.
“We’ve got a good team, but we might only be the third best team in the conference,” said their coach Steve Wilcutt. He wad pointing directly to Lutheran North and MICDS. Looking over the score sheet, Wilcutt knew one thing "This could have easily been a trap game." His Bombers faced thougher opponents in the Chaminade tournament.
The game was close at first with Burroughs leading 12-10 at the end of the first quarter and 26-17 at half.
Junior guard Foye Oluokun hit back-to-back layups at the 3:20 mark of the third quarter and the lead bulged to 41-29 Bombers.
Then, they started to give back points.
“We defended well, especially in the second quarter when it counted,” said Wilcutt. “But we took some poor shots and we missed some shots and we lost our momentum a bit,” said Wilcutt. “You have to give credit to Trinity. They are a pretty good team,” said Wilcutt.
Oluokun, who averages 18.3 points per game had 19 to lead all scorers. Down the stretch, he missed twice on one-and-one opportunities, missing the chance to cross the 20- point mark.
“We played well in transition, especially in the third quarter,” said Oluokun. “We just need to play better to close out teams in the fourth quarter,” he said.
Ezekiell Elliott, junior guard scored 13 points. The Bombers controlled both ends of floor on the boards.
With the loss, Trinity tumbled to 7-5.