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Lady Bulldogs edge out Maeser Prep with first win of season on Tuesday

Lady Bulldogs edge out Maeser Prep with first win of season on Tuesday

 

Matt Harris

Staff writer

12-8-2016

 

GUNNISON—Gunnison made up a big loss against Wasatch Academy last Tuesday with their first win of the season in a 59-57 showdown at Maeser Prep.

In a tough game, the Lady Bulldogs displayed perseverance in their clash with three different players leading the offense charge and scoring in double-digits. Sophomore Paige King led the team with 12 points, while sophomores Jaida King and Taryn Thompson put in 11 and 10, respectively.

Gunnison went neck and neck with the Lionesses all through the first half, going into halftime down 30-29. The Lady Bulldogs took control in the third, outscoring Maeser Prep, 20-10, to take a nine-point lead into the final quarter.

The Lionesses were not rolling over, Gunnison had to fight off a desperate rally in the end to seal the victory.

Maeser only had five scorers in the game, but junior Gracie Sorensen led all scorers with 22 points.

“We are a young team who are gaining good experience each game,” head coach Melissa Sorensen said. “During Maeser Prep, the team played so well together and assisted on 16 of our 21 made field goals. This unselfishness had a huge impact on the outcome of the game.”

Coming up, the Lady Bulldogs have a home game against Waterford tonight at 6 p.m. They will then participate in the Cowgirl Classic at Kanab High School tomorrow and Saturday. Their first opponent will be Kanab at 7:30 p.m. Their second opponent is to be determined.