By Greg Perkins
A cold shooting night in Snowflake was enough to take away from a fairly good defensive effort for the Roadrunners, who fell to the Lobos 54-34 Tuesday evening.
Holbrook netted just six points in the first period, then added only another eight in the second and trailed by 15 at the half. In the third the shooting improved only slightly with a 10-point effort. The Roadrunners matched that total in the fourth, finishing the game with a season low 34 points. Holbrook made 13 total field goals, with six of those coming from behind the arc, and went to the line only four times, making two.
The Lobos also started slowly in the first period, netting just 11 points, but they scored better in the second and third quarters to build a big enough lead to secure the win.
Rick Shumway led the Lobos with 17 points. Dallin Fusselman added 8; Luke Lewis and Kurt Wood, 6 each; Jordan Gardner, 5; Kegan Kay and Ty Reidhead, 4 each; and Travis Flake and Keegan Bjorn, 2 each. Snowflake made two three-point shots and went six for nine at the line.
Holbrook was led by Abrian Dickson with 12. Marlin Martin had 6; Miireux Begaii, 4; and Dontae Hollins, Kelsey Foster, Marcel Young and Casey Nelson each hit one three-point shot.
With the loss Holbrook drops to 14-13 overall and evens its power point mark at 8-8. Tonight’s (Feb. 7) home game with Alchesay will be the final regular season game for the Roadrunners. They will have to wait to see if they make the sectional tournament by finishing in the top four in the section, or the state tournament by finishing in the top 24 in the overall standings. A win tonight would most likely assure both those things would happen. A loss may put them in jeopardy of the sectional tournament, as well as the state field.
By Greg Perkins