By Samantha Bonifas
The Silver Lake boys basketball team faced off against Exeter Milligan for the opening day of the 27th annual Holiday Tournament. The Mustangs started off the game with an 11-11 first quarter. In the second quarter, Silver Lake outscored the Timberwolves to have a 22-16 lead at halftime. Senior Oakley Rosno led the team with 19 points followed by junior Jake Knehans with 10. The Mustangs played a strong second half to finish the game 47-35.
The Mustang men then took on the Shelton Bulldogs for the championship game. The Bulldogs pushed the ball at a pace that the Mustangs could not quite handle. “Our transition defense was not the best,” said Knehans. “We hope to improve that when we see them again.” Despite a great effort from the home team, Silver Lake lost 53-39. Rosno led the team with 21 points. Senior Brock Karr pulled 10 rebounds for the team. The Silver Lake men ended the holiday break with a second place finish.