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Griz drop two

By From page A7 | January 10, 2014

GARDEN VALLEY — Bradshaw Christian ventured over to Golden Sierra for the first Sierra Delta League games of the year, defeating both the Grizzly girls, 66-10, and boys 75-38 Wednesday.

Despite the lop-sided score, the girls put up a fight. Maylene Coetzee, Jenna Pendzinski, Emily Alexander, Lindsay Dorosh and Carley Kuaffman accounted for Golden Sierra’s points.

The Grizzly boys struggled from the free throw line and getting good shots on offense. They also failed to shut down the Pride’s offense. Golden Sierra kept pace with Bradshaw until late in the first quarter before the visitors pulled away.

“The biggest struggle for tonight’s game was fouls and not playing together. In the last five minutes of the game did we finally realize we needed each other,” Griz coach Al Toney said.

The Grizzlies had troubled getting past the Pride defenders — even when they did it was too late or Bradshaw came up with a steal.

Allan Nicholson, with four points in an aggressive effort, was named player of the game by  Toney for “opening up his eyes and the teams eyes to what they need.”

Nicholson said the key for him on the court Wednesday was.“Just getting the ball passed around and everyone involved.”

Nick White led Golden Sierra with nine points, followed by Sam Holter and Micah Wever (16 rebounds) with six apiece. Cody Haddock and Peter Biersteker chipped in four points each followed by Jason Yurgelevic and Kyle Shiba, each with three.

Abigail Wever

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