Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. *See also North Pointe basketball*
The North Pointe Prep Falcons put on a show in the Nest tonight, when the Glendale Prep Griffins came to visit. Glendale Prep came in with a 3-1 region record, so the Falcons were in for a tough task. However, on this Friday night, the Griffins came to the wrong Nest. In a game that again showed North Pointe’s outstanding defense, the game was tight all throughout, with several lead changes along the way. The Griffins went up 5 with 40 seconds left. The odds were not great, but the Falcons managed to go on a 5-0 run to force overtime. Once in overtime, Seniors Joe Soriano and Felix Bedah carried the Falcons offensively leading to a 14 point scoring period. The Falcons would win this thriller in overtime 49-46 to send the Falcon Nation home happy.
“The character of this team was on display tonight. Down 5 with 40 seconds left, many teams will give up. We didn’t. We played high energy all night and refused to go down. Every single player contributed to this victory tonight. I am so proud to have the honor to coach this group of young men, who deserve this win. Now, we’re on to Northland Prep next week. WE LOVE BASKETBALL!” – Coach Lalonde