The Biggs Wolverines came up just short as they tried to get their third win of the year over Los Molinos. The Bulldogs won 53-46 on Wednesday and Biggs fell to 2-15 overall.
The Biggs Wolverines came up just short as they tried to get their third win of the year over Los Molinos.
The Bulldogs won 53-46 on Wednesday and Biggs fell to 2-15 overall.
The game was back and forth and was up for grabs midway through the fourth quarter. But head coach Jerry Walker pointed out the two keys that allowed Los Molinos to win - scoring on out of bounds plays and rebounding on free throws.
“We outplayed them in 10 different categories, I thought,” Walker said. “I thought we were ready for all their offenses. We were in the right spot, it seemed like all day long, on the defensive end.”
Biggs fell behind by five early in the first quarter, but finished strong. A steal and score by Vince Aguirre got Biggs on the board, and Jon Seipert finished the quarter hitting three of four three-pointers. His crowd-pleasing effort helped the Wolverines head into the second quarter with a 15-12 lead.
Noel Gomez scored after grabbing a deflected ball, and a three by Martin Ibarra gave Biggs their biggest lead of the game at 20-12.
Los Molinos fought back to cut the lead in half by halftime, 22-18.
The Bulldogs then scored the first five points of the third quarter to take the lead. Billy Jackson’s driving score gave it back to Biggs, but they didn’t hold it for long.
A couple turnovers led to fastbreaks, and the Bulldogs went up 30-24. They led 30-26 going into the fourth quarter.
The momentum then swung back to the Wolverines. Michael Torres hit a pullup jumper to make it 30-29, Seipert hit a deep two and Gomez tied the game at 33.
A deep three by Ibarra made it 36-35 Biggs with five minutes remaining, and Seipert free throws made it 38-35.
It wasn’t until the final few minutes that the Wolverines gave up the lead again.
Down by three with under two minutes to play, Jarred Brooks (22 points) got open underneath on an inbounds play to put Los Molinos up 49-44.
Missed rebounds for Biggs after an intentional foul helped the Bulldogs pad their lead a little more, and they hung on for the eight-point win.
Walker was encouraged that his team hung in with Los Molinos, who he said has lots of talent. Seipert led Biggs with 12 points, Ibarra had 11 and Jackson had 10.