After early wins, Bulldogs fall flat in four contests
GUNNISON—The Gunnison High boys varsity basketball team is not starting the year off with a bang.
After owning a 6-1 record midway through December, the Bulldogs are sinking back down to Earth after having lost four of their last five games. It started with a loss to Juab, 54-49, but quickly became a dry spell as Gunnison lost games against Kanab, San Juan, and Grand.
The bright spot amidst the storm was during the Cowboy Classic in Kanab on Thursday, Dec. 29. Gunnison proved themselves better in every facet of the game than visiting Beaver Dam, Ariz., with a 50-point victory, 76-26. Three Bulldogs scored in double figures in the game; seniors Drew Hill and Cole Stewart with 18 and 11 points and junior Wyatt Young with 15 points.
Beyond the lopsided victory, Gunnison has not looked their normal winning selves and now have lost their last three games, the last two being region opponents. San Juan rolled over the Bulldogs last Friday, 67-48, despite impressive performances from Hill and Young, who combined for 30 points.
Last Saturday, Gunnison traveled to face Grand for their first region road game. The Bulldogs made their presence known in the opening, taking the first quarter 15-8. The rest of the game went the way of the Devils. Grand outscored the Bulldogs, 22-11, to take a lead into halftime, 30-26, and never gave it up, winning 58-51, despite a last-ditch effort by Gunnison.
With the losses, Gunnison stands at 6-5 and 0-2 in region. They played Emery yesterday and will travel to Manti tomorrow at 7 p.m.