Bears still searching for first win
Leader Sports Writer
The Bear River boys’ basketball team is still searching for their first win for the season. They had hoped that last week would be the week that they could do it against some tough competition but they couldn’t do it.
The Bears will take on Ben Lomond Friday at 7 p.m. in Garland. They lost to the Scots in overtime the first time they met in Ogden.
Last Wednesday the Bears traveled to Grantsville in another region battle. They came out slow again and were only able to score four points in the entire quarter, compared to the five points that the Cowboys scored. They trailed by three at halftime.
In the second half the Bears could not make up the difference as the Cowboys beat the Bears 50-45.
The Bears were only able to hit 9 of 18 free throws, compared to the Cowboys 18 of 32. They were led in scoring by Derek White, who had eight points. Will Riley, Hunter Esplin, and PJ Stevenson added six points apiece.
On Friday the Bears finally had a home game, hosting Judge Memorial. Would the outcome be any different for the team? If the first quarter score was any indication, the answer was no.
Judge came out and scored eight quick points and never looked back as they took a 20-4 lead after one. During the second quarter the Bears made some small attempts to get back in the game, but Judge made short work of it. The Bears started to dig into that massive Bulldog lead and made it a 34-12 halftime score.
The second half started out well as they were able to take advantage of several Judge Memorial turnovers and get within 10 points. The remainder of the game went downhill from there as the Bears took it on the chin 60-36.
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