Bulldogs grab two big wins
- Christina Crockett
- Madras Pioneer - News
Culver Bulldogs had two huge games last week, improving to 1-2 in Columbia Basin Conference play. The Bulldogs first downed non-league foe Gilchrist last Tuesday 64-42, then CBC opponent beat Stanfield on Friday 76-63. Both games were hosted by the Bulldogs.
"We played really well and overall, defensively, we played an awesome game," noted Culver head coach James Macy.
Culver had one of their most impressive games to date against Stanfield on Friday, when they scored 30 points just in the opening quarter.
"We had a huge first quarter and both Kyle (Blood) and Josh (O'Gorman) had really good games for us offensively," added Macy.
Point guard Blood and O'Gorman, a wing, combined for 28 of those first-quarter 30 points. Blood led the Bulldogs with a whopping 34 points, followed by O'Gorman's 25.
"We played good defense. We trapped them (Stanfield), and they had some turnovers and we had some easy buckets we just couldn't miss," said Macy.
By halftime, Culver was leading 42-34, and extended the lead into the second half.
For the game, Jared Roen added five points, followed by Erik Bodo, who had four.
Alex Towell dropped in three, while Maury Rhoan and Garret Gibson each had two. Delray Rhoan had one.
Gliding by Gilchrist
The Bulldogs came off with more than a 20-point lead over the Grizzlies last Tuesday, which gave some of the younger players a chance to see some varsity playing time, according to Coach Macy.
The Bulldogs came out strong defensively and never let up.
For the game, Blood and O'Gorman led, each pouring in 16 points. Maury Rhoan had 13 points, while Bodo had 10.
Gibson added five points, while Andy Hansen had two.
Culver (1-2 CBC, 8-5 overall) were slated to play Pilot Rock last Saturday, as well, but the contest was cancelled due to poor traveling conditions.
The Bulldogs played Gilchrist again on Tuesday at Gilchrist. However, results were not available at press time.
On Friday, Culver will play host to Sherman County at 7:30 p.m., before traveling to Heppner to take on the Mustangs on Saturday.
"We're all 1-2 in league right now. They (Sherman County and Heppner) are beatable if we play well -- if we play like we have been," noted Coach Macy.