PCA boys struggle in road swing
It was a tough week for the Pinnacle Academy boys basketball team. They lost on Wednesday night to Intermountain Christian 56-42 and then dropped a second game on Friday night to 2A Grand by the score of 74-43.
The Panthers had been on a roll with two home victories under their belt, but the road proved to be a bit tougher then they were hoping for. On Wednesday night, PCA jumped out to an 18-13 lead over ICA and get the game close.
But in the fourth quarter they went ice cold and let ICA go on a 15-4 tear that put the game out of reach. Jullinn Garcia led the Panthers with 13 and Jake Hardy put up 10 points in the losing effort.
Against Grand on Friday night, the taller Red Devils outscored the Panthers in every quarter. But Coach Devin Shakespear felt like the game was much closer than the score reflected. "We missed some easy lay-ups that we usually make as well as a lot of free throws," he said.
Barry Hamilton and Hardy each scored 11 points against the Red Devils to lead the team.
The team will now head into conference play with a game against Manila tonight at 6 p.m. in Manila.