Wednesday, January 19, 2005
The Lady Grizzlies were unstoppable last night, pushing ahead of Othello in the first quarter and never looking back.
Sunnyside defeated the Huskies by a score of 63-42.
"It was a really good game for us last night," said Coach Leo Gomez.
He said the team played well throughout game. According to Gomez, his team's intensity was up last night and their aim was right on track.
Gomez said it says a lot for a team when there are four players in double figures when the dust settles. Sophomore Kerri Urrutia led the scoring for the Lady Grizzlies with 15 points, followed by Andrea Phillips and Erica Mendez with 14 points each and 13 points from Talia Spini.
Gomez said statistics like that show that his team was passing the ball and running the ball up and down the court with little difficulty.
Offense wasn't the only place the Lady Grizzlies excelled against Othello. Gomez said his team had a good night on the other side of the ball as well.
"They did the things they're supposed to," Gomez said. He noted that the girls rotated well and filled in the holes like they should.
"Everybody did a great job," Gomez said.
Including Spini, who not only scored in double figures for the Lady Grizzlies but also had eight rebounds for the night. Gomez said the junior also contributed with a lot of blocked shots, which helped Sunnyside maintain its sizable lead over the Huskies.
"She stood out really well," Gomez said of Spini.
Gomez said he thinks the win against Othello will help his team as they prepare for the second half of the season.
"I think it will help us to go in with a win," he said.
Gomez said the boost of confidence will help Sunnyside (2-4, 7-7) when they take on West Valley this Friday. He said the Rams have one of the best basketball programs in the league, but added that at this point any team that comes in ready to play has the chance to beat them.