• Breaker Classic: Girls go 1-1, while the Boys go 2-0

    Jon Charron

    The Breaker Classic featured a little bit of everything over the weekend from a couple of blow outs to two overtime thrillers. [12/12/14-12/13/14]

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    Day 1 – Girls

    The Breakers were able to handle the Hilmar Yellow Jackets on the way to a 45-31 victory Friday night.

    Pacific Grove jumped out to a quick start against the Yellow Jackets, scoring the first 6 points of the game. “On Tuesday against Notre Dame, we were put back on our heels, but we battled back and won,” head coach Ken Ottmar said after the Breakers victory over Hilmar. “I told the girls that we can’t take anything lightly.” Ottmar was describing how the adversity the team faced against Notre Dame helped them come out fast and not give Hilmar anything.

    The tandem of Jessica Matthews and Ali Patton were everywhere in the first half for the Breakers. Patton led the way with 9 points, 2 steals, and 5 rebounds, while Matthews chipped in 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 block. Matthews and Patton combined for 16 of the Breakers 20 first half points. The Breakers ended the quarters strong with an Ali Patton basket at the end of the first quarter, and a Joselyn Morgan put back at the end of the third.

    The Yellow Jackets tried to mount a comeback in the second half, but would never get closer than the 7 point deficit they faced at halftime. The defense was aggressive and effective for the Breakers, and as a team, they had 16 steals and 3 blocked shots.

    “Last year was a surprise for most people, but this year everyone knows about us,” coach Ottmar added.     

    Box Score

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Hilmar 8 5 8 10 31
    Pacific Grove 10 10 12 13 45

    Stats –

    Pacific Grove

    FGM

    3PM

    FTM-A

    REB

    AST

    STL

    BLK

    PTS

    Joslyn Morgan

    3

    0

    0

    3

    0

    1

    0

    6

    Abby Burnell

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    Christina Lucido

    0

    0

    0

    2

    4

    1

    0

    0

    Lela Hautau

    1

    0

    0-2

    6

    1

    1

    1

    2

    Mackenzie Bell

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    0

    4

    Allie Patton

    4

    0

    4-6

    6

    4

    6

    0

    12

    Jessica Matthews

    7

    0

    1-3

    6

    1

    2

    1

    15

    Sophie Lowell

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    2

    0

    0

    Natali Baratashvili

    2

    0

    0

    2

    1

    0

    0

    4

    Elena Doss

    1

    0

    0-2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    Jade Greathouse

    0

    0

    0

    0

    3

    1

    0

    0

    The other girls’ basketball game on Friday night featured (3-0) Monte Vista Christian and (3-1) Santa Catalina. After a close first quarter, MVC cruised to an easy victory, winning 56-23.

    Boys –

    “A resilient and tough minded group,” is how Breakers head coach Dan Powers described his team after defeating Hilmar in overtime on Friday night. After taking a 9 point lead into the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets used the 3-pointer to make the comeback and force overtime.

    In the first quarter, the Breakers looked nearly flawless with a well balanced offensive attack. The Breakers had six different people score in the first quarter on their way to a 16-8 lead.

    Chip Wagner kept things a float for the Breakers in the second quarter, as he picked up 8 of the teams second quarter points and 2 rebounds. Hilmar finally started to get things going on the offensive side of the ball by making three 3-pointers.

    The Yellow Jackets would make five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help them erase a nine point lead. With only 10 seconds left and the Breakers up by 3, Chip Wagner had a chance to seal the game at the line. However, he missed the free throw attempt, giving Hilmar one more chance. One more chance was all they needed, when with 3 seconds left, they were able to drain the 3-pointer and tie the game. With the game tied at 53-53, Brad Sendell attempted one last shot at the buzzer, but it hit the back of the rim and the game went into overtime. “The kid made a great three at the end to put it in to overtime,” coach Powers said.

    Brad Sendell started things off on the right foot for the Breakers in overtime with a 3-point basket. Hilmar countered right back though, with a 3-pointer of their own. It seemed like whenever the Breakers needed a big play in the game, either Sam Fenstermaker, or Josh Wren stepped up and made it. Fenstermaker got the crowd amped up when he took the ball to the hole and completed the three point play after he was fouled. Wren also had a couple big rebounds in overtime to help them secure the victory over the Yellow Jackets.    

    Wren, who finished the game with 10 points and 9 rebounds “played his best game of the season,” according to Powers. Adding, “He’s had good practices, and I’m proud of him.”

    Box Score

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
    Hilmar 8 15 12 18 7 60
    Pacific Grove 16 16 12 9 11 64

    Stats –

    Pacific Grove

    FGM-A

    3PM-A

    FTM-A

    REB

    AST

    STL

    BLK

    PTS

    Brad Sendell

    6-18

    1-5

    5-6

    1

    1

    2

    0

    18

    Noah Dalhamer

    1-4

    0

    0

    2

    0

    1

    0

    2

    Guarav Gurung

    1-1

    1-1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    3

    Sean O’Sullivan

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Chip Wagner

    2-10

    0-2

    6-8

    9

    0

    2

    0

    10

    Apollo Marquez

    0

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    Zack Miller

    3-5

    0

    1-1

    4

    0

    0

    2

    7

    Daniel Harrington

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Sam Fenstermaker

    3-3

    0

    3-4

    3

    4

    0

    0

    9

    Josh Wren

    5-11

    0

    0-4

    9

    0

    1

    0

    10

    Tyler Poppino

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Uche Ebo

    1-3

    0-1

    3-6

    8

    0

    0

    0

    5

    The other boys’ basketball game of the night featured Palma (2-1) against Ipswitch of Australia. Palma was able to hold on at the end and win 59-54.

    Day 2 – Girls

    After a good start to the season, the Breakers were 4-1 and looked primed to have a good game against the undefeated Mustangs of Monte Vista Christian.

    However, the Breakers quickly found out just how good this Mustangs team is when they fell behind 16-2 after the first quarter. It didn’t get any better in the second quarter for the Breakers as MVC was up 30-7 at the half.

    MVC did a good job of holding Jessica Matthews and Ali Patton in check, who on the night before scored 27 combined points in their win over Hilmar. Patton had 2 points, while Matthews had 5 against the Mustangs. Lela Hautau had the most success for the Breakers, as she finished with 4 points and 8 rebounds.

    The Breakers held MVC to only 14 second half points, but they could only muster 10 points themselves.

    Box Score

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Monte Vista Christian 16 14 5 9 44
    Pacific Grove 2 5 8 2 17

    Stats –

    Pacific Grove

    FGM

    3PM

    FTM-A

    REB

    AST

    STL

    BLK

    PTS

    Joslyn Morgan

    1

    0

    0-2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    Abby Burnell

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Christina Lucido

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Lela Hautau

    1

    0

    4-6

    8

    0

    0

    0

    6

    Mackenzie Bell

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    Allie Patton

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    Jessica Matthews

    2

    0

    1-2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    5

    Sophie Lowell

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Natali Baratashvili

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Elena Doss

    0

    0

    0-2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Jade Greathouse

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    The other girls’ basketball game on Saturday featured Santa Catalina (3-2) against Hilmar. Santa Catalina moved to 4-2 after defeating the Yellow Jackets 72-46.

    The Breakers (4-2) will play next against Las Lomas in the West Coast Jamboree on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

    Boys –

    “It’s crazy,” sophomore Brad Sendell said after hitting the game winning shot in Saturday night’s game against Ipswich of Australia. For the third game in a row, the Breakers went into overtime. Again, they found a way to win and improve to 3-0 on the season.

    Chip Wagner had a strong first quarter for the Breakers while putting up 7 points. The Breakers got off to a quick start with back to back 3-pointers from Brad Sendell and Chip Wagner. The teams traded baskets throughout the rest of the first quarter with the Breakers holding on to a 14-10 lead.

    Ipswitch picked up the intensity in the second quarter and turned it into an 18 point quarter, while the defense held the Breakers to only 8 points. Ipswitch was able to take the lead and go into the half with a 28-22 lead.

    Going into the fourth quarter, the Breakers were down 36-32. After Sendell drove to the hoop, he had his shot blocked, but it was knocked out to a waiting Chip Wagner who drained the 3-pointer for the Breakers. Sendell would then add two more baskets, to give the Breakers their first lead since early in the second quarter. An Ipswitch basket ended the 8-0 Breakers run and made the score 42-42. With less than 30 seconds left in the game, Ipswitch was up 46-45 and at the free throw line. Ipswitch would only make one of two though, and gave the Breakers a chance and only down by two. With 6 seconds left in the game Sam Fenstermaker got fouled and got to go to the line with a chance to tie it. After making the first free throw, he missed the second, but the Ipswitch coach called a timeout just before the shot and he was given another opportunity. This time Fenstermaker made it and tied the game up at 47-47.

    Ipswitch came out quick in overtime and jumped out to a 50-47 lead over the Breakers. After a Chip Wagner miss, Noah Dalhamer was able to grab the rebound and put it back in. Ipswitch would make another free throw to stay ahead 51-49. Two huge free throws from Brad Sendell tied the game up at 51-51, and after an Ipswitch miss, the Breakers had the ball again with less than 50 seconds to play. Chip Wagner was then able to find Sam Fenstermaker underneath the basket for the layup. Ipswitch then quickly went down the court and scored again to tie the game back up at 53-53. Sendell though, was able to get the ball with 15 seconds left to play. He dribbled the ball right to the top of the key and banked in the game winning 3-pointer.

    “We played so hard all game and they were close to one of the best teams in our league, Palma, and just to beat them feels great,” Brad Sendell said after the game. It wasn’t just Sendell who made a big play at the end of overtime though. If it wasn’t for Sam Fenstermaker’s two clutch free throws at the end of regulation, the game would have never even made it to overtime. “We love his hustle and he gets us energized when we don’t have the energy,” Sendell said of Fenstermaker. Adding, “He’s really a big part of our team.”

    Box Score

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
    Ipswitch 10 18 8 11 6 53
    Pacific Grove 14 8 10 15 9 56

    Stats –

    Pacific Grove

    FGM-A

    3PM-A

    FTM-A

    REB

    AST

    STL

    BLK

    PTS

    Brad Sendell

    5-22

    3-7

    7-8

    5

    2

    2

    0

    22

    Noah Dalhamer

    1-4

    0-1

    1-4

    5

    0

    0

    0

    3

    Guarav Gurung

    0

    0

    0

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Sean O’Sullivan

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Chip Wagner

    7-16

    2-5

    0-1

    12

    1

    0

    1

    16

    Apollo Marquez

    0

    0-1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Zack Miller

    1-5

    0

    0

    7

    0

    0

    0

    2

    Daniel Harrington

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Sam Fenstermaker

    2-6

    0

    2-2

    2

    1

    0

    0

    6

    Josh Wren

    1-7

    0-1

    2-2

    5

    0

    2

    0

    4

    Tyler Poppino

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Uche Ebo

    1-5

    0

    1-2

    5

    0

    0

    0

    3

    The other boys’ basketball game featured Palma (3-1) against Hilmar (3-4). Palma easily dispatched of the Yellow Jackets 72-33.

    The Breakers (3-0) will next play on the road at Gilroy (1-5) on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 14, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports, Uncategorized

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