Analysis – Basketball looks to bounce back from 2 losses against Richardson, The Colony


Justin Hudson

Sophomore Amman Allan, No. 5, looks to make a basket as Richardson’s defender Aaaron Heft, No. 10, tries to block him. They played Friday, Dec. 7, at home. The Eagles lost to Richardson 63-48.

Zach Markey, Sports Columnist and Editor

Varsity basketball lost two games against difficult opponents Richardson (8-2) and The Colony (12-1) this past Friday and Tuesday nights. The Eagles fell against Richardson by a score of 63-49 and The Colony 60-46. Prosper now drops to a 6-7 record 13 games into the season, and the Eagles find themselves in fifth place in District 9-6A.


Last Friday’s game against Richardson looked positive for the boys through the first half, however, they allowed Richardson to dominate the third quarter by being outscored 24-8. To put in perspective, Prosper outscored Richardson 41-38 in the other three quarters, which means this lapse was the difference between a big win or a crushing loss. Senior Josh Davis led in scoring once again with 14 points and junior Ammon Allan followed closely behind with 10 points.

The Colony

Tuesday’s game was Prosper’s shot at redemption against The Colony after being defeated in the PISD tournament championship game by the Cougars 58-55 just a few weeks ago. Despite the chance, Prosper was unable to get revenge and fell by a wider 14-point margin this time on the road. Much like the disaster of the third quarter in the game against Richardson, the Eagles were outscored 20-6 in the second quarter.

Justin Hudson
Senior Josh Davis, No. 11, goes through defensive traffic to attempt a shot against a Richardson defender. He recently surpassed the 1,000 points scored by a varsity player. Davis holds the record for highest number of points scored.

What went wrong?

These two games were similar in terms of reasons why Prosper took the losses. The boys found themselves being majorly outscored in at least one quarter in each of the two matchups. Josh Davis and Ammon Allan also seemed to be the clear-cut offensive leaders in these two games, with Davis carrying most of the team. Although Davis is a spectacular leader and player, there needs to be multiple consistent scorers to back him up if the Eagles want to see consistent results.

Looking ahead

The boys will play host Friday night against another tough opponent in Birdville (11-1), who have won 11 straight games. The evening will be an important one for the team, but also for senior Josh Davis, who will be honored for his 1000-point milestone as a varsity contributor. Hopefully, this won’t be the only thing to cheer for after the night is over, as a win against Birdville would be a huge one for the confidence and the resume of the team before they begin district play.