• Breakers fall to North Salinas in CCS Sportsmanship Game

    By Jon Charron

    The Pacific Grove boys’ basketball team opened the season at home against North Salinas in the CCS Sportsmanship Game on Monday night [12-1-14].

    It was a tight game throughout with nobody really getting an advantage. In the end though, the Vikings were able to hold on and squeak out the victory over the Breakers 47-44.

    The Vikings started out fast, scoring the first 6 points of the game. The Breakers were able to regroup however, and at the end of the first quarter, North Salinas was only up 12-11.

    As the second quarter moved along it was very similar to the first, with North Salinas getting off to a quick start. Down by 3 points and only eight seconds remaining in the first half, Guarav Gurung was able to make the basket, his third of the quarter, to pull the Breakers within 1 at the half.

    After a Viking basket, sophomore Brad Sendell was able to get the Breakers going. Sendell made two straight baskets to give the Breakers a 24-23 lead with six minutes left in the third quarter. After a Marquis Landry basket put North Salinas back up, Sean O’Sullivan was able to corral the Sendell miss and put it back in, to put the Breakers back up. The Breakers were able to end the third quarter strong and was up 35-32 after three.

    To start the fourth quarter, the Breakers looked to put North Salinas away. Sendell drove under the basket only to kick it out to the open Chip Wagner who hit a three-pointer from the top of the key. With the Breakers up 38-32, North Salinas turned up the defensive pressure and started the full-court press. The Breakers didn’t handle it very well and the Vikings turned it into a 12-0 run. The run was led by Elijah Achay, who scored 6 straight points to tie the game up. After a Breaker turnover, Joshua Torres was able to drain the three-pointer, giving North Salinas their first lead of the game since the beginning of the third quarter. Another three-pointer by the Vikings’ Marquis Landry put them up 44-38 with less than three minutes to play.

    Brad Sendell was able to end the scoring drought for the Breakers when he attacked the basket and drew the foul. After making both free-throws, the Breakers were only down four. On the next Vikings possession, Sendell was able to get the steal and draw another foul. After making both free-throws again, Sendell had pulled the Breakers within two points. With less than a minute left, the Breakers had to foul North Salinas and put them at the line. Making only one of two, the Breakers still had a chance. The quick pass down to Sendell, allowed him to make the layup, bringing the Breakers within one point with only ten seconds remaining. The Breakers quickly fouled North Salinas putting them at the line again. After making both free-throws, the Breakers would get one more chance to tie the game. Sendell got the ball and raced down the court, heaving a three-pointer at the buzzer, but it rimmed out giving North Salinas the victory.

    “We had good effort at the end, we kept playing hard and had good energy. Our attention to detail needs to get better, but we played hard,” head coach Dan Powers said. On rating the teams overall performance in their first game of the season, Powers said that “everything was fine, I don’t think it was up to our standards on how we want to play or what we want to do, but I think we’ll get there over time.”

    Box Score

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    North Salinas 12 9 11 15 47
    Pacific Grove 11 9 15 9 44

    Stats –

    N.Salinas

    FGM-A

    3PM-A

    FTM-A

    REB

    AST

    STL

    BLK

    PTS

    Derrin Dizon

    1-1

    0-0

    1-2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    3

    Nehemiah Daye

    0-1

    0-0

    2-4

    0

    0

    2

    0

    2

    Marquis Landry

    3-6

    2-4

    4-4

    1

    1

    0

    0

    12

    Christopher Wells

    3-5

    0-0

    0-2

    0

    1

    0

    0

    6

    Jerry Cupp-Hernandez

    0-1

    0-1

    2-2

    1

    0

    0

    0

    2

    Elijah Achay

    2-9

    1-1

    2-3

    0

    1

    0

    0

    7

    Joshuah Torres

    4-9

    1-5

    0-0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    9

    Christian Guico

    0-1

    0-0

    1-2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    Antonio Leon

    2-3

    0-0

    1-2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    5

    Isaiah Puga-Camel

    0-0

    0-0

    0-0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

     

    Pacific Grove

    FGM-A

    3PM-A

    FTM-A

    REB

    AST

    STL

    BLK

    PTS

    Brad Sendell

    4-15

    0-5

    6-6

    2

    1

    2

    0

    14

    Noah Dalhamer

    0-4

    0-0

    0-0

    5

    0

    2

    0

    0

    Guarav Gurung

    3-6

    0-2

    2-3

    1

    0

    1

    0

    8

    Sean O’Sullivan

    1-3

    0-0

    0-0

    2

    0

    1

    0

    2

    Chip Wagner

    2-4

    1-3

    0-0

    2

    0

    1

    1

    5

    Apollo Marquez

    1-2

    1-2

    0-0

    0

    0

    2

    0

    3

    Zack Miller

    2-10

    0-0

    1-4

    7

    0

    0

    0

    5

    Daniel Harrington

    0-1

    0-0

    1-2

    1

    0

    0

    0

    1

    Sam Fenstermaker

    3-5

    0-1

    0-0

    2

    1

    0

    0

    6

    Josh Wren

    0-3

    0-0

    0-0

    7

    1

    0

    0

    0

    Tyler Poppino

    0-1

    0-0

    0-0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Breakers will play their first regular season game of the season at North Monterey County High on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 2, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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