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Bulldogs drop games to Millard and Parowan

Bulldogs drop games to Millard and Parowan

 

By Benjamin Thornberg

 

01-17-2019

 

GUNNISON- The Gunnison Valley High School boys’ basketball team lost their two most recent contests against Millard on Jan. 9, 74-59, and Parowan on Jan. 11, 52-38.

The beginning of the year has been tough for the Bulldogs. They picked up their first win against Enterprise on Jan. 4, but last two games have resulted in losses.

Against Millard, Gunnison kept the lead in the first quarter only to be outscored by the Eagles for the rest of the game. Two Bulldogs, Braxton Sylvester and Creed Mogle, combined to score 28 points.

Parowan then defeated Gunnison, 52-38, giving the Bulldogs their sixth loss of the season. The Rams stayed ahead of the Bulldogs during each period and controlled the offensive glass.

Much of their recent struggles can be attributed to injuries to two leading players. Parx Bartholomew and Jackson Hill, who have both missed games, have left the Bulldogs without team leaders during this stretch.

The injuries do not end with them, either. During a TV interview, Coach Ben Hill said the Bulldogs struggled to compete with other teams getting rebounds, due to the large number of injured players.

The Bulldogs played a rivalry game with North Sevier yesterday after time of press, they host Enterprise tomorrow at 7 p.m., and then travel to Kanab next Wednesday, Jan. 23.