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Grizzly JV splits last two games of year

The Sunnyside High School junior varsity boys basketball team closed out its 2004-05 campaign by splitting its last two games of the season.

Friday, Feb. 4, the Grizzlies lost to Prosser's junior squad 62-48. Sunnyside ended its season on a bright note with a commanding 61-46 win over Wapato Friday, Feb. 11.

Sunnyside's JV squad finished its season with a 12-8 record after a rough start to the year.

"We came along," said Sunnyside JV Coach Eric Lindstrand. "Overall, I think we have played pretty well. We kind of found our strengths and weaknesses."

About the only bright spot in the loss to Prosser was the play of Sunnyside's Anthony Palomarez, who had 11 points on the night.

"We just didn't play real well," said Lindstrand. "I think I just didn't have them prepared."

Lindstrand said his team had a hard time with Prosser's pressuring defense.

"It kept us out of our offense," said Lindstrand.

Lindstrand said Prosser beat Sunnyside in just about every area.

Last Friday night against Wapato, Sunnyside had some nice, all-around play against the Wolfpack. The Grizzlies were led in scoring by Brandon Coleman, who had 16 points. Teammate Kyle Pearson finished with 10. Hunter Van de Graaf grabbed 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies.

Lindstrand said his team did a much better job of making decisions in the game.

"We played much better this game," said Lindstrand. "I felt like we controlled much of the game. We came to play. They (the Grizzly players) wanted to end their season on a high note."

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