By Omar Guerrero Posted February 6, 2013
This past Tuesday the varsity boys traveled to Elko for their final meeting of the season. As we all know Elko’s our heated rival and they got the best of us in the last matchup. To beat them on their home floor wouldn’t be an easy task for any team.
Elko didn’t waste any time in scoring the first basket, but Lowry wasn’t faced with staying with them ending the first quarter down by two. The Bucks would be down 10 going into the half, 25-15. The Bucks would come out the third quarter focused and only allowed six points and cut the lead to 31-25 Elko.
Lowry wasn’t going to go away but they would have to claw their way back up. In the end, it just wasn’t enough. With the core of the final being 48-41, Elko came out on top.
Senior Jesse Studebaker thought the team played inconsistently.
“We played very well at some points in the game and also poor at times, but we kept the game close enough to be in it. We weren’t able to get the win but sometimes it doesn’t always go your way,” said Studebaker.
The Bucks’ next game was against the Battle Mountain Longhorns at home. Lowry had no problems at all beating them.
“Our team was really calm throughout the entire game. We just went out there with a goal and had fun accomplishing it. Overall, we shared the ball very well and played well,” said Studebaker.
As this season comes to a close and the playoffs come around the Bucks look to bring back another state championship.
Point guard Calvin Connors has high hopes for the remainder of the season.
“This season has been a blast, playing with a group of guys that I’ve played ball with my whole life has been amazing. We look forward to finishing strong by going to Las Vegas and hopefully bringing home a state championship,” said Connors.
Their current record is 16-5. The Bucks’ next games will be against Spring Creek away, and White Pine and West Wendover at home.