Dino boys rip team in Salt Lake gym
|Bryan Gazell takes a shot earlier this season during a game against Springville. Against Granite he was the high scorer on the Dino team with 14 points. |
After an emotional win over Emery the previous Friday, it would have been easy for the Carbon High Dinos to let their guard down when they met up with Granite.
However, the CHS team needed to bid their newest region adversaries, who ultimately will only spend one season playing in Region 8 a rugged goodbye on their own home floor. And they did it with a 56-43 drubbing.
Granite has been shut out in region play this year and only has three W's in the win column up to this point. Worse yet for the boys from South Salt Lake, they recently learned that with the change the Granite Board of Education made to their schools future, even though the building will remain open as a technical/alternative school, there will be no more Farmer teams playing around the state anymore. That decision will end 100 years of athletic competition for the school, which at one time was one of only four high schools in the Salt Lake Valley.
However, Coach Ted Bianco would not allow his squad to look beyond even this game and he made sure they took it seriously.
The boy's paid attention to him and went to work as soon as they got on the visitor's floor. Bryan Gazell lit up the three point line with three longs ones. He was also the team's leading scorer, dropping in 14 points. Schylar Namanny was also hot, hitting 12.
Carbon's defense held the Farmer's scoring to under 10 points for each of the first three quarters. By half time they had amassed a 10 point lead 25-15. By the end of the third quarter, the lead had bloomed to 20 points.
Granite picked it up in the fourth, outscoring the Dinos 21-14. However, in the end Carbon soundly defeated Granite and put an end to a rivalry that never really developed.
With only four games left in region play, Carbon will take on Delta at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
They then move on to Juan Diego to play them on the road Friday night in Salt Lake.