GUNNISON—The Lady Bulldogs proved last week that they have a hidden strength: multiple volume scorers.
The Gunnison Valley girls’ basketball team split their games last week with a loss to Ben Lomond on the road, 36-27, followed by a runaway home win over winless Merit Academy, 51-15.
The win broke a four-game losing streak as the Lady Bulldogs’ record moved to 2-5 overall.
“We are still trying to develop consistency with our effort and execution on the floor,” Coach Melissa Sorensen said. “The players are continuing to learn and are developing team chemistry.”
Most notably last week, Gunnison had two different players score 20 plus points.
Against Ben Lomond, the Lady Bulldogs struggled mightily to get most things to work on offense, but they did hold a 10-5 advantage after the first quarter before Ben Lomond rallied their way past them for the rest of the game.
Senior Raven Pickett was a one-person offense as she scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Against Merit, it was junior Rilee Dyreng’s turn to galvanize the defense as she poured in 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Pickett still scored 12 points and had six rebounds. The Bulldogs were up 20-3 at halftime before holding the Knights completely scoreless in the third quarter.
Gunnison will play host to Maeser Prep on Tuesday and then will be off for the holidays.