Posted On: 01/12/18 3:00 PM
Five days ago, Gainesville-Buchholz sharpshooter Gunner Munn woke up not feeling like his usual self. Turns out, the flu virus found him.
Body temperatures rose to around 103 degrees, a lot of tiredness began to set in. But, a game had to be played the next day.
Munn said that he took it easy that Tuesday night. He didn’t try to over-exert himself, but still wanted to be there for his squad. Sweating it out is most times a help for fevers, anyway.
But after hibernating for literally all of Wednesday, he came into the game vs. Suwannee ready to work.
“I gave it all I had tonight, knowing I was fully rested to the best of my abilities,” Munn said.
And it was true.
Munn snapped from three-point range, going 6-of-9 on the night, including three in the first quarter, alone. Defensively, he was just as much a threat. Munn skied for rebounds like I had never seen him, his hands were active as he deflected a few passes. He notched a couple of assists, too. His Bobcats ended up with a 60-44 win.
Although, after another big win earlier this season against Suwannee, he said everyone felt confident coming into it.
“We already had that winner’s mentality, we all just played our role,” Munn said.
Six of their last ten games are at home, and Gunner is ready to have more nights like this on his home-court. He said the team plays more “smoothly” when they’re in their gym, hearing friends and fans going wild around them.
The hoops are friendlier too, he believes.
“I feel like the rims are a little bit better to us,” Munn laughed.