HOLIDAY — Hudson High coach Jason Vetter implored to his team during the second quarter to step up the defensive pressure, as Anclote shot a whopping 53 percent and scored 27 points.
His team responded in the second half and held Anclote to three third-quarter points, as the Cobras picked up their fifth consecutive win, 59-51 against the Sharks Wednesday night. Hot and cold quarters were traded back and forth between Hudson (7-3) and Anclote (5-6), with the Cobras opening the game on fire behind the 3-point line, knocking down their first three attempts. Hudson opened a lead of 16-5 and ended the first period up 20-10.
The second quarter belong to Anclote’s Tymere Carter, as the senior went 5-for-5 from the field and scored 14 straight points during a five-minute stretch. A couple of highlight dunks by Carter (14 points, seven rebounds) ignited Anclote’s fans and team, with the Sharks holding a 37-28 lead heading into intermission.
Vetter’s call to switch from zone to man defense worked, as Anclote went from shooting 46 percent (13 of 28) in the first half to the Sharks only converting three of 23 shots (13 percent) in the second half. Hudson guard Luke Calleja kept the Cobras within striking distance and helped them eventually take the lead, as the senior flirted with a triple-double and scored 16 points, snatched eight rebounds and dished out seven assists. Shy Carter and Hector Caraballo paced Anclote with 13 and 10 points.