The wins just keep coming for the Gridley High School boys basketball team.
The Bulldogs improved to 17-5 overall (6-0 BVL) with a 52-37 win over Las Plumas on the road last Friday night.
Gridley coach Chay Dake has been looking for improved play on defense from his team – and he got it at Las Plumas.
A team goal every night for the Bulldogs is to keep opponents under 40 points.
Dake was especially pleased with the play of senior big Tyler Little.
“Tyler really stepped up and helped set the tone for us on defense,” Dake said.
The Bulldogs were led by senior guard Brian Wilkerson, who scored 18 points.
“Brian just stepped up,” Dake said. “He always steps up to the challenge and he’s evolving as a player.”
Wilkerson said his big night was a team effort.
“We stepped up on defense and started working as a team. Defense was big tonight because they have a lot of size,” Wilkerson said. “My teammates were getting me open looks. It could’ve been anyone making shots but I just had the open lanes.”
The Bulldogs had trouble getting out to a comfortable lead in this one, but were finally able to earn some breathing room late.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to host Corning in a WSL/BVL crossover game Tuesday night.
Gridley girls 65, Las Plumas 29
Last Thursday night, the Bulldog girls had an easier time with their Thunderbird counterparts.
A 19-2 opening stanza set the tone for this one.
Maddyson Tull led the Bulldogs with 27 points. Her younger sister Kennedy h ad 16 and Lauren Erickson added 10.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to travel to Corning Tuesday night for a WSL/BVL crossover contest.