Going back two weeks ago, it looked as if the Wolverines weren’t going to be having the season they had hoped for. When they travelled to the Westwood Basketball Tournament two weeks ago, they were sort of lacking in the win column to say the least; however, there was one thing they weren’t lacking—determination.
Senior guard Chance Felkins racked up 30 points at the Westwood Tournament to lead the Wolverines in scoring, and he also hijacked nine steals and 15 rebounds. However, he wasn’t the only one with big numbers. Nathan Callaway trailed right behind him with 27 points for the weekend, while Juan Castaneda brought in 26 points. Castaneda also grabbed an impressive 38 rebounds at the tournament, while Matt Chandler snatched 22 boards along with 19 points in the three-day tournament. On the other hand, the boys with the big numbers can give thanks to their junior guard, Blaine Roles, who led the team in assists. Roles also picked up 13 points at the Westwood Tournament. Greyson Milburn added 17 points with 14 rebounds and Brendin Milbrath scored 14 points of his own. The Wolverines out scored their opponents 155-97 at the Westwood Tournament.
The Wolverines carried the momentum into this past weekend in front of the Wolverines’ fans by winning their own tournament.
The Eagles from Princeton High School didn’t stand a chance against a vicious Wolverine defense. The Wolverines allowed Princeton to score only 20 points in the first three quarters—and only five points in both the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Juan Castaneda led the pack of Wolverine scorers with 14 points, but Andrew Perez was right behind him with 12 points. Nathan Callaway put up 11 points, including the only 3-pointer in the game. Chance Felkins notched 10 points and swiped five steals. Castaneda grabbed eight rebounds, while Ryan James had six. The Wolverines ripped the Eagles apart by a final score of 62-34.
The Wolverines’ next victim—the Williams Yellowjackets—appeared to have a little more fight in them than Princeton did, but Biggs was able to hold them off late in the game. The game went back and forth for the first three quarters, and Williams was up 48-41 at the beginning of the 4th. But the Wolverines were determined to keep their four-game winning streak alive—and they did just that. Biggs put up 20 points in the last quarter of play, yet only allowed Williams to put up nine points. Matt Chandler led the Wolverines with 12 points, while Nathan Callaway put up 11 points and had seven assists. Chance Felkins recorded 10 points, and Juan Castaneda scored eight points and eight rebounds. Blaine Roles had seven points, and Andrew Perez had six points and seven boards.
In a rematch from the Westwood Tournament Championship game, the Wolverines this time hosted the Lumberjacks of Westwood High School. Unfortunately, the game ended pretty much the same way—that is for the Lumberjacks. The Wolverines won the Championship game over Westwood behind Andrew Perez’s 14 points. Nathan Callaway put up 10 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and four steals and earned himself the title of the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Juan Castaneda also made the all-tournament team. Castaneda scored nine points, grabbed 11 boards, and four steals in the championship victory over Westwood.
Page 2 of 2 - Since going into the Westwood Tournament on December 6, the Biggs Boys’ Basketball team has put together a six-game winning streak, and they have improved from 1-4 on the season to 7-4.
The Wolverines gave the Westwood Lumberjacks another rematch on Monday of this week, but scores were not available at the time of submission. Please check out The Gridley Herald Facebook page for update local sports scores!