• Breakers Defeat Carmel in Early MTAL Statement Victory

    – By Jon Charron

    With the chants of “MVP” behind him, Brad Sendell scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to help Pacific Grove beat Carmel 47-37 on Wednesday night. [01-13-16].

    The Breakers came out swinging early, and jumped out to an early 12-6 lead. Carmel though, would out score the Breakers 7-2 to close the quarter, cutting the lead to 14-13.

    The second and third quarters turned into tight defensive battles, with Pacific Grove only scoring a combined 15 points between the two quarters and Carmel scoring 12.

    Heading into the fourth quarter, it was anyone’s game, with the Breakers only leading 29-25.

    After a Gaurav Gurung basket to start the quarter for the Breakers, the Padres would score 5 straight points. Gurung then hit a three pointer to extend the lead back to 5. After a couple John Stivers free throws, Brad Sendell took over. He made two quick three pointers, then assisted on probably the play of the game, when Zack Miller scored on the two hand jam.

    Pacific Grove would not let up, and held on for the victory. “Every time we play Carmel, it’s big” Breakers guard Brad Sendell said. “This one’s special, they are having a great year so far, and so are we. We feel like this is a statement win to start the season. As a team we were collective and calm and we made plays down the stretch.”

    Brad Sendell led the Breakers with 24 points and 9 rebounds, making 4 three-pointers. Zack Miller chipped in 6 points and 10 rebounds.

    Pacific Grove (9-2, 3-0) will next play at Soledad (6-7, 0-3) on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 14, 2016

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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