2/8 Trojans Over White Swan
Photos by Nancy Miller
Manson Trojans Advance with Win Over White Swan
" ANYONE INTERESTED IN A ROOTERS BUS GOING TO DISTRICT BASKETBALL ON TUESDAY and THURSDAY….PLEASE SIGN UP IN THE MANSON HS FRONT OFFICE. Remember - Pep banners, confetti, signs and noisemakers are not permitted at district basketball events."
District Boys’ Basketball
Manson Trojans 48 – White Swan 45
Date: 02/08/13 Place: Bridgeport Gym –
Manson Visitor and White Swan Home on the score board
Coach Erik Helleson reports:
Record – League/Overall: 12-8 (7-5 league)
Significance of the game: 1st Round of Districts, Loser Out
Individual highlights: Alex Vanderholm: 17 points, 6 rebounds; Salvador Leyva: 8 points, 12 rebounds, Olegario Orozco: 15 points, 4 assists, 3 steals, Willy Picton 7 points, 6 rebounds
Team Highlights: 14 steals, 28 turnovers, 38% FT shooting
You are not supposed to win games where you have season-high 28 turnovers and 38% shooting from the free throw line (10-26), but we found a way to survive and advance to the final four of districts. A casual observer would point to all the flaws our team demonstrated, but I would point them to the individual stories of conquering adversity that collectively allowed us to climb out of a double digit deficit and advance to the next round in the playoffs. Examples would include Salvador Leyva struggling mightily at the offensive end, but he never let that affect his tenacity on the glass and with his pressure defense. Alex Vanderholm dominated inside despite periodically facing a man twice his size. Olegario Orozco overcame his turnovers while playing out of position to hit some huge outside shots and provide quiet leadership urging his team to never give up. Willy Picton came off the bench to provide a defensive spark and even contribute 7 points, including two clutch free throws in the final frame. The stories could continue 12 deep.
I was really proud of the resiliency and determination demonstrated by this group and they deserve to move on to the next round of the playoffs!
Next Game: 2/12 against Liberty Bell @ Wenatchee High Gym @ 8:30 PM
The second game will be played on Thursday @ Wenatchee High School, February 14; the opponent and time are yet to be determined.
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|District Boys' Basketball |
Manson Trojans 48 - White Swan 45
February 08, 2013
Photos by Nancy Miller