On right, Sho-Ban player Kilee Bache flies high to the hoop. (Joseph Wadsworth photos)
FIRTH — The Sho-Ban Chiefs boy’s basketball team was eliminated from the 1A Rocky Mountain Conference 5th-6th District tournament Saturday, February 22 losing to the Mackay Miners 46 to 34 at Firth High School.
Interim Coach Jeff Barfuss said the thing is they had had kids miss practice, a player forgot a uniform for the game and he questioned how do you prepare all the things he had put in place for the game but couldn’t do because some chose not to show for practice? “It’s said because we have six seniors on the team and it was their last game.”
He said the first half went exactly how they wanted it to and even at the end of the third quarter they were within six points that was manageable. But in the fourth quarter the team started throwing the ball away, started fouling and missing shots that turned a winnable game into a non-winnable game.
“When we can get everyone to practice and stuff like that, we’re a good ball team,” Barfuss said. “It’s sad we couldn’t show that tonight.”
All of Mackay’s points in the fourth quarter came from free throws.
Kilee Bache led Sho-Ban in scoring with 11 points; J.J. Jordan had 9 points; Kenny Evening 8 points; Tyrese Adakai and Kim Osborne each had 3 points. John Osborne, Jordan Osborne, Jalen Larkin, Draven Jake, Clarence Aragon and Kyler Farmer didn’t score.
For Mackay, T. Johnson scored 22 points; P. Magee 9 points; J. Green 4 points; J. Johnson and W. Roscoe each had 2 points. M. Johnson, M. Mckelvey, A. Gregory and C. McDougal didn’t’ score.
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Cerissa Honena shoots in game agains Blue Mountain Community College play on February 22 at Community College in Ontario. (Thomas Johnson photo)