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From page A8 | December 05, 2012 | Leave Comment

PONDEROSA #25 Jacob Bist.  Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

BRUIN Jacob Bist drives in from the wing. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Three games into the Troy Selvey era at Ponderosa, the Bruins’ basketball team came into Monday’s match against Argonaut 1-2. Despite trailing at halftime, the hosts worked back to even, then outscored the Mustangs 31-12 in the fourth quarter en route to a comfortable 68-49 nonleague win.

“We’re still learning who we are and what we’re capable of as a team,” Selvey said. “We didn’t play our best game tonight, but we’re fortunate enough that we have a talented team that can still win even when we don’t play our best.”

The Bruins got out to a slow start and trailed 10-3 after an Argonaut layup. With 1:35 left in the opening quarter, senior Curtis Opsahl returned a missed Bruin shot for two but the Mustangs answered with a three-pointer. Marcus Forbes responded with a trey of his own as Ponderosa was within five at end of the first period.

After the two teams traded off buckets, a wide open Alex Roberds three-pointer narrowed the Argonaut lead to 17-13 early in the second. The Mustangs extended to 21-15 but a Forbes layup, followed by an Opsahl jumper pulled the Bruins to within 22-21. Argonaut scored two quick baskets to go up five before Jacob Bist ran down the court for a layup before the buzzer as the Bruins went to the locker room down 26-23.

The pace picked up in the second half. Chris Snyder took over in the third quarter. After making a free throw, the 6-foot, 8-inch Snyder made an uncontested layup to bring Ponderosa back within one. Roberds’ interception of a bad Argonaut pass and easy layin gave the Bruins their first lead of the night.

On Ponderosa’s next possession, Snyder drew a double team but found a wide open Bist under the basket as the Bruins extended. Argonaut’s Andrew Dunham tied the game at 34-all with a three-pointer but Ponderosa answered on Snyder’s 3-point play.

Dunham came right back and put through another three-pointer as the two squads entered the fourth quarter tied at 37-apiece.

The Bruins blew out the Mustangs in the final quarter. Tied at 39s, Ponderosa went on a 10-0 run  highlighted by Ben Tucker’s steal and Snyder’s follow shot for the 3-point play and drew roars from the home crowd. Forbes’ three-pointer extended the lead to 62-47 late in the game as the Bruins coasted to the 19-point victory.

“In the first couple games, we were playing scared. But we really came together as a team, and have been gelling really well (as of late). We really enjoy the new coaching staff, and it’s only going to get better,” said Snyder, who led the Bruins with 19 points.

Shane Theodore

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