Jim Keeffe learned quite a bit about his team in the second game of the season.
He mainly realized his guys are resilient.
The Suring boys basketball team trailed by three points late against Bonduel, but the young Eagles responded with an 8-0 run. Then, Suring had to hold off a late push by the Bears to secure a 47-45 victory at home in nonconference action on Monday at home.
“I know they’re not going to quit,” said Keeffe, Suring’s coach. “I’ve got some gamers in there, and I don’t think there’s a quitter in that group.”
It’s the first time in four years Suring has knocked off Bonduel. The Bears had won the previous three matchups.
“I told the kids I thought we played really hard, I just love that,” Bonduel coach Duke Copp said. “They played with great effort, competing. We’re just young. Most of these kids haven’t even played varsity, so it’s going to be a little while. We had some mental breakdowns at the end and missed some easy bunnies.”