Lowry falls short in key game against Elko

Lowry falls short in key game against Elko

By Destiny James Posted February 14, 2012

The gym was roaring with enthusiasm, and the stands were packed from seat to seat. The Lowry Bucks boys varsity came up eight points short.

The first quarter started off a little rocky with Elko getting the tip. Elko managed to keep Lowry off of the scoreboard for the majority of the first quarter. That didn’t stop the Bucks though, by the end of the first quarter Bucks had the lead 11-8.

In the second quarter, the Bucks kept the lead, until Elko pulled one point ahead. The Bucks kept fighting and tied the game 13-13. Tytus Millikan made a three making the score 16-13. Elko slowly crept back up in points, but Bucks kept racking the points up making sure Elko didn’t get ahead. The game went back and forth for a little bit, but at the end of the second quarter, the score was tied 19-19.

Dion Wardell and Jordan Rinas block an Elko opponent’s shot. Jolyn Garcia • The Brand
Dion Wardell and Jordan Rinas block an Elko opponent’s shot. Jolyn Garcia • The Brand

By the third quarter, Elko started off with the ball, giving them the lead of 21-19. Calvin Connors get the score even with 21-21. Josh Watterson then scores leading the Bucks with 23-21. It wasn’t too long before the score was once again tied, but Jesse Studebaker broke that, by making two free throws. After it went back in forth Elko is up by five, making the Bucks furious, and it isn’t too long before they tied it up. However, by the end of the third quarter, the score was 30-31.

In the fourth quarter, Lowry got the one-point lead thanks to freshmen Garret Naveran, 32-31. By that time Elko was down, and then the Bucks were down. It was anyone’s game at that point, but the Bucks kept fighting hard. The final score of the game was 50-42. 

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