Laub sparks early offense for Giants

Addison Brady

After sinking three consecutive shots early in the first half, there was no looking back for senior Nick Laub and the boys’ varsity basketball team en route to their 61-48 victory over Novato on Thursday, Jan. 7 at home.

Laub, early in the second quarter, provided a scoring spark for the Giants to give them a comfortable lead. Laub’s season-high eleven points helped propel the Giants’ to a 3-0 start to the season.

 

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“It’s guys who come off the bench, like me and a couple other guys, where—if we get hot—the entire team gets hot,” Laub said. “I think that’s what really helped us out tonight, and hopefully in the future, too.”

Laub accredited the strong start to the team’s defense, after the Giants held Novato to just 6 points in the first quarter.

“It came down to defense tonight, and it means a lot that we can close out games after taking a big lead,” Laub said. “What we need is [to retain our lead] against other teams like Tam, Branson, and Drake.”

Senior Mike Sullivan had a game-high nineteen points and eight rebounds, and junior Jordan Jackson added thirteen points to the Giants’ effort.

The team will look to continue their undefeated streak when it takes on the Branson Bulls, also 3-0, tonight at 7:30 in the College of Marin gymnasium.