Bulldogs fail to find win in last week’s matches

Janzen Keisel of the Gunnison Bulldogs makes a free throw in Gunnison’s game against North Sevier.

Bulldogs fail to find win in last week’s matches


By Benjamin Thornberg




GUNNISON—The Gunnison boys’ basketball team suffered a tough defeat against their rivals, the North Sevier Wolves, in a home game last week, and two days later, lost a close game against the Enterprise Rams.

The Bulldogs lost to the Wolves, 63-54, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and fell to the Rams, 55-50, on Friday, Jan. 18. Those games gave them four consecutive losses.

With two losses on their backs, Gunnison managed to keep some suspense going in the game against North Sevier. In the first half, while Gunnison racked up points, including some from behind the arc, North Sevier kept a few steps ahead of them. At halftime, North Sevier was 13 points ahead.

In the second half, a couple of players who have proved to be leaders for Gunnison in the past but have endured injuries, came off the bench and started scoring.

Parx Bartholomew, Jackson Hill and Garret Francis all scored in double digits.

In the final minutes, the Bulldogs came within 5 points and were pulling down some good rebounds. But the Wolves didn’t let the Bulldogs get anywhere near their lead.

In the game with Enterprise, the Bulldogs kept neck and neck with the Rams but still lost by five points.

Gunnison’s overall win-loss record is now 8-8. The team has struggled with injuries and is in a tough region. Depending on what happens in remaining games, the Bulldogs still have a chance to make the playoffs.

Gunnison had a game at Kanab Wednesday (after press time) and will face Parowan on Friday at home at 7 p.m.