The Gridley High Boys’ Basketball team won three out of five in the past couple weeks, and moved to 10-7 on the season.
Before the holiday break, the Bulldogs ran past the Lindhurst Blazers by a score of 72-64 behind Leo Espinoza’s 24 points. Tyler Abrego finished with 22 points, while Sam Cota had 10 and Emery Haddy had nine.
Next, Gridley travelled to Yuba City and snuck past the Faith Christian Lions, 64-60. Abrego had a game high 29 points, while Leo Espinoza finished with 15.
The Bulldogs travelled to Oroville last Thursday for the 20th annual Dennis Burnhum Classic to take on the Mesa Verde Mavericks in the first round.
With three key players out, including senior forward Mat Scott, the Bulldogs only dressed nine players in a 71-68 overtime loss to the Mesa Verde Mavericks. The Bulldogs missed five free throws in the extra period.
Tyler Abrego finished with 23 points and 17 rebounds, while teammate Sam Cota put up 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Leo Espinoza and Emery Haddy scored 10 points each for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs challenged the hosting Oroville Tigers for the third time this season in the second round of the Dennis Burnham Tournament. The Tigers walked away with their first victory over the Bulldogs this season by a score of 58-50.
Abrego led the scoring for Gridley with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Shobi Khan finished with 10 points, while Espinoza put up nine.
In the seventh place game, the Bulldogs came out on top of the Bobcats from Paradise, 55-53.
Tyler Abrego scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Bobcats, while Leo Espinoza added 12 points and Emery Haddy finished with 10.
Abrego received all-tournament honors for the fourth consecutive tournament this season.