Brewster sweeps Tuesday night games
The girls and boys varsity teams from Chelan opened the season with home games against Brewster, with the Bears coming away with wins in both contests. Brewster won both games by double digit scores with the girls winning 45-34 and the boys prevailing 74-64.
Lady Goats Coach Nick Longmire recaps the game.
The Goats got off to a rough, slow start as they struggled to get into the rhythm of their offense and even found it difficult to contain the Bears defensively. The first quarter finished with the Goats trailing 4-9.
The Goat’s game plan was to keep the Bears off the offensive glass and to defend the hoop by not allowing their posts to get good positioning inside. Neither was successful tonight for Goats as Gimena Hurtado had her way offensively for the Bears scoring 10 in the 2nd quarter and 18 for the game.
Despite a rough first half the goats found themselves only 7 points down. The Bears had another big offensive 3rd quarter extending their lead to 12 as both teams entered the final quarter.
The Goats began to find some life in the 4th quarter with their defensive half quart pressure which converted into fastbreak points closing the gap to 7 with a couple of minutes to go in the game. The Bears prevailed however and took back the momentum in the final 90 seconds of the game giving the Bears a 45-34 victory over the Goats.
Scoring for the Goats was led by Kira Sandoval with 14 points. J.P. Perez finished just behind with 13. Joslynn Simmons added 3. Jailyn Reinhart and Arabelle Finch each contributed 2 points.
Boys’ coach Tony Callero provided this recap of the Goats loss to the Bears.
The Goats leading scorers were junior guard Dylan Jay with 20, senior forward Braiden Boyd with 19, junior point guard Isaac Wilson with 10 and junior guard Ryan Rainville with 10.
For Brewster senior forward Kelson Gebbers led all scorers with 27 including 9-12 free throws for the game. He started the game fast, making all four of his three-pointers for the game in the first quarter.
Head coach Tony Callero said, “It was good to see the defense tighten up in the second half”.
Gebbers was limited to one made second half field goal in part due to the defense applied by Dylan Jay. Jay and sophomore starter Jacob Allen both fouled out of the game trying to slow the Bears down.
The Bears took advantage of the fouling and hit 16-23 free throws while the Goats made 4 of 12. The free throw line proved to be the difference of the game as both teams made 26 field goals including eight three-pointers for the Goats and six for the Bears.
The Chelan boys and girls teams will next play in non-league games at 2A Ephrata Friday, December 2.