12/28 GBB - Bridgeport
Manson 31 – Bridgeport 35
Coach Kurt Toolson reports:
Manson played Bridgeport on Friday night at the Waterville Holiday Tournament. Bridgeport won the game 35-31 in overtime. Manson played well at times and had a good chance to win the game, but lack of depth and missed free throws cost us the game. We only had 6 players available for the game, then had a player go down with an injury in the first quarter leaving 5 players left to finish the remainder. The 5 "iron men" played with great effort and courage, but ran out of steam in the end.
Itzel Castro had 2 steals and breakaway layins with 2 minutes left to give us a 4 point lead. However, in the last 2 minutes we had 3 turnovers and 2 missed free throws that hurt us. Bridgeport managed to score a couple of baskets in the last minute to send it to overtime. Bridgeport got a bank shot from the free throw line and a 3 point play in overtime to take the victory. They also effectively played a box and one defense that took the ball out of our best player’s hands. With no other ball handlers on the team, we struggled to get into our offense and adjust to a defense we had never played against before.
We got a good balance of scoring this game with Itzel scoring 13, Ruby 8, and Raechel 7. Davia and Raechel led a good effort on the boards with 9 each. Itzel also totaled 9 steals for the game.