Grizzlies split Mountain Classic

By From page A7 | January 06, 2014

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra hosted the Mountain Classic Tournament last weekend, defeating Western Sierra 86-55 but falling to Colusa 83-67 to finish second in the four-team round-robin.

Peter Biersteker’s 30-point, 10-rebound effort led the Grizzlies in Friday’s win. Nick White also chipped in a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds while Kyle Shiba tallied eight and  Micah Wever (12 rebounds), Jason Yurgelevic, Sam Holter and Alan Nicholson each scored seven apiece.

Saturday afternoon, Golden Sierra took on Colusa for first place. The action was intense and back-and-forth but lack of chemistry and 33 turnovers — many passing — derailed the Grizzlies.

“We didn’t transition well on defense. They (Red Hawks) were quick. We also missed a lot of our shots and we didn’t execute on our offense,” Griz coach Al Toney said in naming several other reasons his squad lost.

Biersteker had 24 points, hitting five three-pointers. Yurgelevic also threw in five threes for a total of 19 points. Wever chipped in 11 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks while White added 13 rebounds and four blocks.

Wever and Biersteker made the all-tournament team.

Abigail Wever

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