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Bulldogs defeat Wolves

by Chuck Smock

The Coleville boys owned a lead over Smith Valley with less than two minutes to play in the first half Tuesday, but the Bulldogs were able to use their size advantage in the low post to rally for the 70-59 victory.

Smith Valley coach Jason Reid said his team didn’t do anything special in establishing an 18-11 lead after one quarter. Fundamentals, and a positive attitude, were the keys, he said

“We penetrated well and took care of the ball,” Reid said. “We were real confident and real ready to play. We shot ball decent from perimeter and played good defense.”

Late in the second quarter, Smith Valley started pounding the ball inside to post players Travis Williams (6-foot-8) and Alex Carlson (6-5). The Wolves couldn’t stop the Bulldogs’ surge, but Reid was pleased with the effort.

“I’m real proud of the progress of the we made in every statistical category since the first time we played them,” he said. “It’s promising to see the progress.”

Derrick Reiser scored 19 points to lead Coleville. He made five of eight field goal attempts and both of the 3-pointers he attempted.

Matt Carter added 13 points for the Wolves. Andy Ringnes finished with 12 points.

Josh Allen grabbed eight rebounds for Coleville and dished out four assists.

Smith Valley 55, Coleville 31

The Coleville girls played much better Tuesday than they did in their first meeting with Smith Valley, but they weren’t able to upset the talented Bulldogs.

“Despite the 24-point loss, I thought we played very well against division-leading Smith Valley,” Coleville coach Will Sandy said. “Relative to our first meeting in December, we showed major improvement in all areas.”

In the first game, the Lady Wolves shot only 18 percent from the field and made only 32 percent of their free throws. They were outrebounded by eight boards, committed 44 turnovers and scored only 14 points even though Smith Valley called off the full-court pressure at halftime.

On Tuesday, Smith Valley pressed the entire game. Coleville scored 31 points while shooting 38 percent from the floor and committing 29 turnovers.

“(Those aren’t) outstanding numbers, but (were) much better considering the the caliber of the opponent,” Sandy said. “We battled Smith Valley to a draw on the boards despite being much smaller and having both centers and one forward fouling out.

“Letisha Cole played very well with 10 points and five rebounds. Jennifer Masters did an outstanding job running the offense with only one turnover and five assists. Brianda Raley played her best game off the bench with four points and one assist.”

Smith Valley 11 22 22 15 70

Coleville 18 11 13 17 59

Coleville (7-6, 3-5)

Ronnie Simpson 1 0-0 2, Derrick Reiser 7 3-4 19, Andy Ringnes 4 4-6 12, Josh Allen 2 0-0 4, Justin Lewallen 3 1-2 7, Darious Hill 0 2-2 0, Matt Carter 5 3-4 13. Totals: 22 13-19 59. Three-pointers: Reiser 2.

Smith Valley 10 12 22 11 55

Coleville 4 9 12 6 31

Coleville (6-7, 3-5)

Brianda Raley 2 0-0 4, Alex Padilla 0 1-2 1, Jennifer Masters 1 0-0 2, Letisha Cole 5 0-3 10, Raquel Sam 1 3-4 5, Brianna Bryant 2 3-7 7, Tashina Murphy 0 2-2 2. Totals: 11 9-19 31.

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