Navarre basketball head coach Terry Posey was in his office late Friday night talking with the media about his team’s latest game.
It was a tough one. Arguably the toughest defeat of the year. Navarre had no answer for Choctaw, specifically, TCU signee Diante Smith, in a 92-51 loss to the Indians at home.
Smith outscored the Raiders by himself. He finished his night with 52 points, an effort highlighted by the 12 3-pointers he knocked down on a night in which it seemed he just wouldn’t miss.
Posey said after the game what everyone was likely thinking inside a near-packed gymnasium.
“Choctaw is good. Real good,” Posey said. “They played really well tonight. They shot the ball very, very well.”
Navarre found itself down 16-0 a little over midway through the opening quarter. It was 26-8 at the end of it.
The Raiders showed some fight in the second quarter after the rugged start.
Tim Brewer scored off a putback and Ezra McKenna knocked down a 3-pointer, cutting the Choctaw lead to 28-13.
Back-to-back shots by Elijah Proby, including a trey, pulled the Raiders within 30-18.
Navarre trailed 49-31 at halftime.
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