12-13 Manson Sports

1/11 BBB - Liberty Bell & 1/12 Pateros




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Score: Manson 48 - Liberty Bell 47

Date: 01/12/12 Place: Liberty Bell

Coach Erik Helleson reports:

Record – League/Overall:  6-4 (2-1 league)

Significance of the game: League game

Individual highlights:  Olegario Orozco: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals; Salvador Leyva: 14 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and GAME WINNER; Jorge Tejada: 4 points, 7 assists, 3 steals

Team Highlights:  3 buzzer beaters (2nd, 3rd, and 4th), 22 assists, 19 turnovers. 

In a hard fought defensive struggle we were able to pull out a needed victory with a basket by Salvador Leyva with 0.2 seconds left.  This was our first lead since 3-2 early in the first quarter.

Liberty Bell’s constant pressure, combined with our own miscues never allowed us to get into an offensive rhythm.  This was portrayed by our 33% shooting and 19 turnovers.  However, I love the resiliency of this team.  Down 7 points, with 2.5 minutes left we kept battling and were able to get a few steals that we turned into offense.  Then with 9 seconds left the guys ran our design to perfection, capped by Salvador’s game winner.


Although we struggled offensively, this was probably our finest defensive performance yet.


Next Game:

January 12th @ Pateros



Score: Manson 74 – Pateros 37

Date: 01/12/12 Place: Pateros

Coach Erik Helleson reports:

Record – League/Overall:  7-4 (2-1 league)

Significance of the game: Rematch of close game in December that we won by only 4.

Individual highlights:  Olegario Orozco: 19 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals; Alex Espinoza: 10 points, 6 rebounds; Willy Picton: 4 points, 11 rebounds

Team Highlights:  17 steals, 18 assists

Our relentless pressure and pace eventually broke open a close contest in the 2nd and 3rd quarters.  After a very close opening quarter, we outscored Pateros 42-12 in the middle quarters.

The production off our bench has been rapidly improving the past few games and will be an integral part of the remainder of our league season.  Our bench contributed 22 points and 23 rebounds.


Next Game:

January 15th w/Oroville


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