WAKEFIELD â Prout senior Eric Rameika entered Friday nightâs game against Lincoln just nine points away from 1,000 for his career and afterward admitted he was a little nervous coming in.
â[I felt] a lot of pressure,â Rameika said. âEveryone I talked to in school was like ânine more, nine moreâ and, I mean, I tried to not think about it but itâs almost impossible. I was eager to get it done and over with.â
The way the first four minutes of the game played out it did little to alleviate his worries either.
As the Crusaders anticipated, Lincoln came out playing a box-and-one defense to deny Rameika the ball and it worked; he barely touched the ball in the first four minutes.
âI started to be like, âIâm going to look like a goat,ââ Rameika said. âI hardly touched the ball so I was a little nervous.â
It wasnât until the 11:41 mark of the first half that Rameika got a shot off but to his credit he didnât force things when he wasnât getting his touches.
Instead he played team basketball and Prout reaped the benefits by picking apart Lincolnâs defense in a 61-46 win highlighted by the seniorâs milestone.
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