This week was one of the slower weeks for basketball The Springfield boys had one contest on the week against the Manzanola Bobcats, unfortunately due to the Corona Virus the Lady Longhorns were not able to play against the Lady Bobcats.

Both Patriot teams faced off against the Primero Bulldogs and the Flagler Panther on the weekend. To add to the slate of games for the weekend the Walsh Eagles were pitted against the Manzanola Bobcats and the top-5 ranked Granada Bobcats.

Walsh Eagles

The Walsh Lady Eagles accepted a forfeit by the Manzanola Lady Bobcats on the account of sickness and injury.

The first game of the week pitted the Walsh Eagles against the Manzanola Bobcats and from the looks of the box score the game looked to be out of reach in the 2nd period. The Manzanola Bobcats outscored the eagles 22-8 in the 2nd quarter giving them an 18 point lead heading into the 3rd. Coming out of the third quarter with the lead having grown to 23 the Eagles were determined to make a comeback in the contest. The Eagles would outscore the Manzanola Bobcats by a score of 26-12, eventually bringing the score within 9 points. However, for the Eagles the effort was to little to late. They would fall to the Bobcats by 9 points with a final score of 50-59.

The next day both Eagles teams faced off against the Granada Bobcats.

Unfortunately there has been no official score reported for the contest. However according to a source, the final score of the contest was 21-67 in favor of the Granada Lady Bobcats

The Walsh Eagle boys team faced off against the Granada Bobcats who have been consistently ranked among the top 2 teams in the state. The Granada Bobcats got a commanding lead in the first quarter by a score of 26-3. The bobcats would not let off the gas pedal for the rest of the game. The Granada Bobcats would outscore the Walsh Eagles 53-22 in the last 3 periods, resulting in a final score of the game 25-79 in favor of the Granada Bobcats.

South Baca Patriots v Primero Bulldogs

Both boys and girls South Baca Patriot basketball teams competed in 2 contests this week.

The Patriots first game of the week was against the Primero Bulldogs. The Lady Patriots kicked off the night looking to bounce back from their most previous loss to the McClave Lady Cardinals, and that is exactly what they did. In a contest where 4 different Lady Patriots scored in double digits, all being led by Jami Quick with 25 points, the Lady Patriots routed the Bulldogs by a score of 88-14.

The South Baca Patriots boys team would look to extend their win streak to 2 against the Bulldogs after winning a tough fought win against the Manzanola Bobcats the previous week. The Patriots would keep the game close for the first quarter with the score being 8-10. However the third quarter was the difference for the Bulldogs. They would score 22 compared to the Patriots 1 point in the period. The Bulldogs controlled the second half of the contest, resulting in a final score of 27-61 in favor of the Bulldogs.

South Baca Lady Patriots v Flagler Lady Panthers

On Saturday February 5 the Flagler Panthers traveled to Pritchett Colorado to face off against the Patriots.

With the Lady Patriots fresh off a win against the Primero Bulldogs just one night before, they looked to start a hot streak.

On this night the Patriots struggled to get going offensively. The Patriots missed 11 total shots in the first period and only made 3 shots. The Lady Patriots struggled to limit offensive rebounds for the Lady Panthers, at one point allowing 6 offensive rebounds in a row for the Panthers. After one quarter the score was 8-7.

Lady Patriot Mariah Stegman grabbing a rebound
Lady Patriot Mariah Stegman grabbing a rebound

The second period was much of the same for the Lady Patriots missing shots and struggling to control rebounds, both offensively and defensively. Mariah Stegman was the only Lady Patriot to score in the period, having 4 points. The score going into halftime was 12-8.

The rest of the game both teams struggled to score the basketball. Both teams failed to score over 10 points in every period of the game. The Lady Patriots would remain in control for the rest of the game. Resulting in their second win of the week by a score of 29-21.

South Baca Patriots v Flagler Panthers

After a blowout loss to the Primero Bulldogs the night before the South Baca Patriots were hungry for a win.

In the first quarter of the ball game the Patriots forced turnovers and capitalized on made baskets. Landen Stegman led the Patriots in the first period with 5 points. Resulting in a score of 11-5 in favor of the Patriots after 1 quarter.

Throughout the second quarter the Patriots struggled stopping Flagler’s point guard, he would go on to score 13 of Flagler’s 15 points. Luckily for the Patriots 5 different players contributed points adding up to 14 points in the quarter. Patriot Evan Mayo led the team with 5 points. The score after 2 periods of play was 25-20.

Patriot Landen Stegman shooting and making a 3 point basket
Patriot Landen Stegman shooting and making a 3 point basket

The third period was the closest quarter of basketball. The Flagler Panthers would outscore the Patriots 11-7 bringing the score within 1 point. Landen Stegman hit a 3 point basket in the period to lead the Patriots. The score after the 3rd period was 32-31 in favor of the Patriots.

Going into the final quarter the Patriots looked to control the lead and put the game away, and that is exactly what they did. The Patriots outscored the Panthers 9-6 to grow their lead after a slow 3rd period. Nano Gutierrez led the Patriots in the 4th with 4 points. Resulting in the final score of the game being 41-37 in favor of the Patriots.

Springfield Longhorns v Manzanola Bobcats

The Longhorns only contest of the week was against the Manzanola Bobcats.

The game was close for the first few quarters but the Longhorns took over in the second half of the ball game. There has been no official score reported for the contest but according to a source the Longhorns won the game by a score of 52-32.

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