Cougars fall to Gorman

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By Sonye Estrada

Jumping to the net, Kennedy Koehler, senior, dunks the ball while teammates Caden Farley, sophomore, and Travis Boman, senior prepare to start blocking the opponents again. Photo By Meagan Young
Jumping to the net, Kennedy Koehler, senior, dunks the ball while teammates Caden Farley, sophomore, and Travis Boman, senior prepare to start blocking the opponents again. Photo By Meagan Young

The men’s varsity basketball team played at home, against Bishop Gorman on Friday, Dec. 4.  Although they had a lot of student support, with a packed gym, the Cougars lost 79-55.

The team started off strong, making the first basket  within the first five minutes. Travis Boman, senior, stole the ball, passing it to teammate Bryce Savoy, junior, before Bishop Gorman took back possession and scored during the first quarter.

Still in first quarter, a foul was called on Boman, and with Coronado making their fifth basket, Gorman was still in the lead 17-10.

Picking up the second quarter, Kennedy Koehler, junior, dunked the ball, making the score 17-12. With two minutes left on the clock and Gorman still in the lead. Jake DesJardins, senior, dunked for another two. Wrapping up the first half of the game, Bishop Gorman led 35-14.

The Cougars came back with more stamina the second half yet Gorman seemed to be two steps ahead.

“We try not to think they’re any different of a team,” DesJardins said.

As the clock counted down, Gorman played defense, showing no mercy, coming out on top 79-55.

“We are playing hard and doing a lot of good things as a team, but we need to make shots and shoot a better percentage. If we keep working hard in practice and playing hard in the games we will be a good team,” Trey Hurlburt, junior, said.