Bulldogs start off slow, fall to Enterprise by seven

Bulldogs start off slow,

fall to Enterprise by seven

By James Tilson

Staff writer

Feb. 1, 2018


GUNNISON—The boys basketball team of Gunnison Valley High School could not overcome a poor start and fell to visiting Enterprise High School 43-36 last Friday, Jan. 26.

Jordan Stewart, Gunnison’s interim coach, said the team had a “really poor start offensively, letting them get ahead 0-8, and then had to chase them the rest of the game.”

The Bulldogs did manage to catch up some in the first half, only trailing by four at the half. The third quarter was even, 9-9, and then Gunnison had some chances late in the game.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs were only down three and had an opportunity to tie the game. However, they could not convert their play and then commenced fouling to try to slow down the clock and get the ball back.

Both teams made four three-pointers in the game, yet the Bulldogs lost by seven in the end.

Stewart stepped in for Coach Ben Hill after Hill’s son, Jackson, a player on the basketball team, fell ill. Stewart said the team has rallied around Jackson and has used his example to inspire themselves.

With the team only two games out of first place in Region 18, they are sitting well in their quest for a playoff berth.

The Bulldogs have four games left in their season. Yesterday, they traveled to Kanab High School (score unavailable), and on Friday they travel to Parowan. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, the Bulldogs host Beaver High school at 7 p.m. and then on Friday, Feb. 9, they host North Sevier at 7 p.m. also.