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Warriors fight to the finish

February 6, 2013

The Big Pine Warriors basketball team beat the Immanuel Christian Crusaders, 61-46, on home court Tuesday night.
Four of the five Warriors were in double digits; the fifth, freshman Austin Jones, came close with 9 points, including a 3-pointer and a perfect 2/2 from the line. Seniors Micah Bacoch and Parker Bear both had double/doubles with 13 and 11 rebounds, respectively.
It was a good night to be a Warrior.
The team, with only five players suited up all season, has had a rough, winless streak. Coach Darren Chirrick, as coaches do, kept saying the hard-charging team would score a win during league play. He was right on.
The Warriors finish up Hi-Lo League play tonight against a tough Baker team, details in Saturday’s sports page.

INDIVIDUAL STATS
Austin Jones: 9 pts., 5 rebs., 2 assists, 1 steal
Jacob Bacoch: 13 pts., 3 rebs., 4 assists, 1 steal
Bailey Chirrick: 12 pts., 8 rebs., 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Micah Bacoch: 17 pts., 13 rebs., 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
Parker Bear: 10 pts., 11 rebs., 1 assist, 1 steal, 4 blocks

Lady Warriors
The Lady Warriors started their season strong with double wins over the Mammoth Huskies in a pre-league game, then a win over the Lee Vining Tigers in their Hi-Lo League opener.
Plagued with the same non-bench as the boys’ team, the girls have had a tough time.
“We played really good half-court defense,” said coach Dave Mettam of the Warriors 29-46 loss to the Lady Crusaders Tuesday, “but gave up too many points on the fast break.”
The Warriors also got into foul trouble, not a big deal if you’ve got a bench but disastrous without one.
“This team continues to impress even though our record may not be the best,” said Mettam. I’m proud of this team and what they are accomplishing as student athletes.”

INDIVIDUAL STATS
Alicia Peterson: 10 pts., 9 rebs., 2 assists, 3 steals
Kaylee Simpson: 1 pt., 2 rebs., 2 assists
Sheyanne Wilder: 13 pts., 12 rebs., 5 steals, 2 blocks
Kaity Barlow: 3 pts., 9 rebs., 1 assist, 1 block
Izzy Richards: 2 pts., 4 rebs.

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