When all was said and done, it was too little, too late for Windermere as the Wolverines fell 64-59 to Leesburg in the 10th annual Metro vs. Florida Challenge Friday, Nov. 30.
After taking out Mount Dora 84-37 in their first game of the challenge back on Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Wolverines (1-1) struggled out of the gate — scoring only 18 points in the first half of the game while Leesburg (1-0) dominated.
The Yellow Jackets, who won back-to-back state titles during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 campaigns, were largely unstoppable until the Wolverines found their footing in the second half.
Junior point guard Trey Moss began hitting shots in the latter half of the game — scoring 19 of his game high 22 points in the second half — but it wasn’t enough as the Wolverines could never get closer than five points. Junior guard Elliott Yorke would add on 18 points, seven rebounds and two steals.
The loss dropped Windermere to 1-1 on the season, and the Wolverines will look to bounce back in a matchup with Jones Tuesday, Dec. 3.