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Gold Dust: Bruin boys salvage final game

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From page A8 | December 03, 2012 |

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PONDEROSA'S Marcus Forbes drives the ball toward the basket in Thursday night's game against Amador Valley at Ponderosa High School. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Ponderosa High boys basketball coach Troy Selvey was pleased with his team’s performance Saturday against South Tahoe in the third and final game of the Gold Dust Tournament at El Dorado High.

Playing South Tahoe, the Bruins (1-2) pressured the Vikings into turnovers that led to a 56-48 victory for the first official win of the season for the Bruins (1-2). Ponderosa lost its first two games in the tournament.

Saturday against the Vikings, the Bruins jumped out to an 11-8 lead in the first quarter thanks to their pressure defense that forced turnovers. Ponderosa extended its lead to 28-20 at halftime after outscoring the Vikings, 17-12, in the second quarter.

“I felt like the second quarter and third quarter we executed very well,” Selvey said. “It’s getting to the point where we understand what our strengths and weaknesses for our team are. A much better team effort today.”

The Vikings trimmed the Bruins’ lead after three quarters, 39-35, but the Bruins’ team defense forced multiple turnovers in the final quarter that played a role in a 17-13 scoring advantage.

Curtis Opsahl led the Bruins’ leading scorer with 21 points. Ponderosa guard Marcus Forbes and center Chris Snyder were named to the Gold Dust Tournament’s all-tourney team.

This week, the Bruins have their plate full. Today, Ponderosa hosts Argonaut and play at El Dorado tomorrow in nonleague games. From Thursday through Saturday, the Bruins are in Redding to take part in the St. Hope Elite Classic.

“Every game that we step onto the floor is an opportunity for us, in the preseason, to improve as a team,” Selvey said. “Figure out what works for us. The first 17 games are preparation for (Delta River) League. Our goal is simple: We want to continue to improve. With five games, we’re going to get an opportunity to improve a lot.”

Ponderosa 40, Capital Christian 77

In Friday’s game in Shingle Springs, the visiting Cougars jumped out to a 50-19 halftime lead against the Bruins. Capital Christian held a 26-11 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Synder had 13 points and Forbes 8 for the Bruins.

Ponderosa 50, Amador 62

Turnovers cost the Bruins in Thursday’s opener at Ponderosa’s gym. The Dons capitalized in transition to lead the entire way after Ponderosa opened the scoring with a free throw. Amador Valley drained five, first-half threes to create separation and held off the Bruins’ rally that pulled the hosts to within seven points twice in the fourth quarter.

Snyder bucketed 23 points to lead Ponderosa, Opsahl added 10 and Benjamin Tucker and Ryan Gray each supplied five points.

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