Team returns to San Quentin to finish season with a win against the Kings
The San Quentin Kings 40-and-over basketball team could not respond to the Outsiders’ three-point shooting in the fourth quarter, losing the game 70-63.
Tied 46-46 with 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Outsiders went on to drain five three-pointers.
Mark S. of the Outsiders started it off, burying a three-pointer from the left corner to break the tie.
Kings guard Orlando Harris countered with a three-pointer to retie the game at 49-49
The Outsiders struck back with back-to-back three-pointers by Mark S. and Tom T. to take a 55-49 lead.
“This was the best game I played since I’ve been coming here,” said Mark S.
The Kings struck back as guard Billy Wilson pulled up from the top of the key and drained a three-pointer. Kings forward Paul Davidson followed with a strong post move to decrease the Outsider’s lead to 55-54.
After T. Jones of the Kings knocked down a fade-away jumper to take a 56-55 lead, the Outsiders followed with three consecutive points to regain a 58-56 lead and never looked back.
“This is the best game I played
since I’ve been coming here”
“We gave up a lot of second chance points the last time we were here,” said Mark S. “So this time we tried to limit them and score second-chance points of our own.”
Mark S. scored a game-high 21 points. He played junior varsity basketball at Grasberg High School in Wisconsin.
Davidson finished with a team high 17 points.