Wallenberg bounces back

Coming off its first loss of the season at Crystal Springs Upland, the Wallenberg boys’ basketball team knew it had to make a quick statement against Urban in order to repeat another such upset.

Ronney Freeman made sure that statement was made.

Freeman scored 18 points and Michael Chiu chipped in with 11 to lead Wallenberg to the 63-27 win at Kezar Pavilion in non-league play.

Freeman scored 10 points in the first quarter to set the tone, helping Wallenberg (5-1) race out to a 20-8 lead. Urban (4-4) pulled within

25-16 early in the second quarter, but Chiu nailed back-to-back

3-pointers and Freeman added two free throws to give the Bulldogs a 28-17 halftime lead.

“We knew they were a good team, so we had to step it up,” said Freeman, who also added three rebounds and three assists. “It was important to get a good start and keep the pressure on.”

Wallenberg dominated defensively after the break, outrebounding Urban 17-6 while holding the Blues to just 12 second-half points.

Aside from their defensive exploits, the Bulldogs also exhibited a deep, balanced offense, getting scoring contributions from nine different players in the win.

Freeman’s twin brother, Rodney, came off the bench to score nine points and Chibuzo Emeka and Thomas Apley added eight and six respectively for Walleneberg.

Entire team efforts such as this one will be essential for Wallenberg this season as it gears up to play in the Academic Athletic Association.

“Everything we talk about is being prepared for the league,” Ronney Freeman said.

Wallenberg 63, Urban 27

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