Briefs: Sports Basketball Roundup February 08, 2009

Despite playing four good quarters, the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team fell just short to Mountain Vista on Saturday, losing 54-45 on the road.

“It was a well-played game,” Grand Junction coach Sam Provenza said. “It was two similar teams in similar situations that played right to the end.”

The Tigers played from behind for most of the game. Grand Junction trailed 36-30 heading into the fourth quarter and was able to cut the Golden Eagle lead to three but could never erase the deficit.

Grand Junction was led by Lisa Hughes, who had 13 points. Seven other Tigers found their way into the scoring column.

“We had good scoring from a lot of people,” Provenza said. “We had some sick kids so we were subbing a lot and the kids did a good job of getting us in a position to win.”

The Tigers will play their postponed game with Eaglecrest on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

On the boys side, Grand Junction fell behind 16-6 in the first quarter and couldn’t make it up losing to Mountain Vista 66-54.

Geoff Baldwin led the Tigers with 22 points and Everett Robinson had 14.  The Golden Eagles had three players in double-digits, led by Eric Anderson’s 20 points and Chris Mueller’s 11.

Grand Junction will be off until this Friday, when travels the Four Corners to take on Durango and Montezuma-Cortez.


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