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Bullpups have busy weekend

Bruce Tippets

The Craig Middle School boys basketball teams had a successful weekend on the court.

Friday in Craig, the eighth-grade A team downed the Meeker Cowboys, 38-22.

“We had everybody score on the team, but one kid,” said eighth-grade coach Norm Yoast. “We played a lot of players and we had a balanced scoring attack. We jumped ahead of them early on and we pulled off the press in the third quarter.”

The seventh-grade A team rolled past Meeker, 60-29, while the B team beat the Cowboys, 24-15.

“In the A game our offense played awesome by scoring 60 points,” said seventh-grade coach Lori Dodge. “Meeker struggled with our press and we created a lot of turnovers. In the B game it was a defensive struggle and that’s what we worked on all week in practice. I was pleased with the way they played.”

For the eighth-grade A team Anothy Loughran paced the team with 14 points and Kevin Grinholds finished with eight points.

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The seventh-graders were led by Jared Lowther who scored 10 points and Daniel Tague added eight points. Sladio Quezada had game-high honors in the B game with 12 points.

Saturday against Vernal Utah the Bullpups eighth-grade A team outgunned their opponents, 67-27, while the B team dropped a 56-39 decision.

“In the A game that was the best that the team has played all year long,” said Yoast. “Our press worked great and we jumped ahead of them 11-1, and we never looked back. In the B game it was close up to the fourth quarter and then Vernal scored 22 points to pull away.”

The seventh-grade A team lost, 55-42, to Vernal and the B team was beaten, 24-9.

“We had some tough games on Saturday,” said Dodge. “The boys didn’t give up and they played hard. Vernal was a just a good team. They were tall, fast and they shoot well.”

For the Bullpups A team Aaron Sanchez poured in 18 points and Loughran finished with 16 points.

“It was nice to play somebody different in Vernal. They are a lot bigger school in size and they were taller than us,” said Yoast. “Our press really bothered them and that was the difference in the game.”

The Bullpups will next be in action Dec. 2 when they take on SoRoCo in Oak Creek.