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Colony boys, girls sweep Panthers

Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2001

The Skyview Panthers girls and boys basketball teams were swept off of their feet Saturday as they fell against the scoring machines of the Colony Knights.

The Knights jousted the Panthers girls with a 48-41 Region III/4A loss Saturday evening, leaving Skyview grasping at a close-but-no-cigar ending.

"We are a few shots and a couple of free throws away from beating these Valley teams," Skyview coach Joe Trujillo said. "It has been Skyview's trademark to fall behind a little and then not play very well in the fourth quarter."

The Panthers spotted the Knights an eight-point lead in the first quarter but came back to keep the contest close right until the end.

"They took an eight-point lead in the first and beat us by seven," Trujillo said. "After the first few minutes we kept it close. We need a more explosive start, that is what is hurting us."

The Panthers, who pulled within five during the fourth quarter, found difficult matchups against Colony guards Sam Gatto and McKenzy Menard. Though the inside presence of Amanda Bauer proved efficient in guarding Knights forward Kristina Klapprich, the ball-handling and speed of Colony's guards gave the 5-foot-11 freshman plenty of opportunities to score.

"Everyone we face brings a new challenge for us," Trujillo said. "We played them very well defensively, we just need to work on our turnovers."

Skyview, which had six of its players put points on the board, was led by the inside ability of Bauer, who poured in 14 points in the losing effort. Christina Colvin, Sam Carlon, Sheena Demaris, Jenny Carpenter and Courtney Kier all added points for the Panthers.

The Knights used the speed and outside shooting of Gatto, who led the squad with 18 points, along with the size advantage of Klapprich, who chipped in 13, to pull out the Region III win.

Friday night also ended in a loss as the Panther girls fell to Region III foe Palmer in a 46-32 beating. The Panthers took a 16-11 first-half lead before slipping in the second half, being outscored 35-16.

The Moose were led by Sara Bergeron, who tallied up 23 points, while teammate Kristina Lee added 11. Skyview followed the scoring potential of Jenny Carpenter and Amanda Bauer, who both tied for the team point lead with 12.

"We face Kenai here on Tuesday," Trujillo said. "It is always a challenge to play a well-coached team like them. I think the girls will be ready, they love playing at home."

The Skyview boys also felt the sting of Colony's blade as the Knights marched over the Panthers in a 65-46 conference decision Saturday night.

The Panthers, who had pulled within three in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter before committing five turnovers, watched as the Knights galloped away with the game.

"Those turnovers are what really hurt us," Skyview coach Dave Blossom said. "They took a three or four-point lead and turned it into a 10-point lead with a couple of 3-pointers."

The Knights used the 6-foot-3 body of sophomore Jason Christensen to neutralize the potent scoring threat of junior post player Josh Rowell, holding him to 13 points and two blocked shots throughout the contest.

The blade that ended the Panthers prowl came not from inside the paint, but rather from outside the 3-point arc as senior guard Josh Williams poured in five 3-point field goals and two buckets to give the Knights 21 points. Guard Cole Magner led the full-out assault with 24 points. When all was said and done, the victorious Knights walked away with eight 3-pointers between four players.

"We knew what they were going to do," Blossom said. "We knew they were going to shoot 3s and they did. We even knew who was going to shoot them."

The Panthers used their own 3-point specialist when the going got rough as Nolan Rose hit three from outside of the arc, three from the floor and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line to lead his squad with 19 points. Rowell added 13 in the losing effort.

"It's disappointing," Blossom said. "We've managed to stay in our games with defense but we need to improve on what we have. We have to stop making turnovers."

Friday night's action found the Panthers stumbling against the Palmer Moose in a 64-59 decision.

The Panthers, who led 28-25 at the half, could not keep up with the second-half scoring of their Region III rivals.

Palmer was led in scoring by C. J. Hooker with 20, while Zac Forsyth and Adam Nielsen added 14 each. Skyview followed the hot hand of Josh Rowell, who poured in 25, while teammate Nolan Rose chipped in 13 and Mark McGarry added 12.

The Panthers will host the Kenai Kardinals Tuesday in a Region III matchup.

Friday

MOOSE GIRLS 46, SKYVIEW 32

Palmer 5 6 20 15 -- 46

Skyview 10 6 10 6 -- 32

PALMER (46) -- Callison 1 3-4 5, Kendall 0 0-0 0, Azure 0 0-0 0, Lee 4 2-2 11, Lien 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Bolling 1 0-3 2, Sakis 0 0-0 0, Dixon 2 0-0 4, Bergeron 10 3-4 23, Hillis 0 1-2 1, Virgin 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 18 9-15 46.

SKYVIEW (32) -- Colvin 2 0-0 4, Carlon 2 0-0 4, K. Kier 0 0-2 0, Beever 0 0-0 0, Bauer 6 0-1 12, Demaris 0 0-0 0, Carpenter 5 2-2 12, C. Kier 0 0-0 0, Gephardt 0 0-0 0, Fay 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 14 2-5 32.

3-point goals -- Palmer 1 (Lee); Skyview 0. Total fouls -- Palmer 11, Skyview 16. Fouled out -- none.

MOOSE BOYS 64, PANTHERS 59

Palmer 16 9 21 18 -- 64

Skyview 10 18 18 13 -- 59

PALMER (64) -- Wells 0 0-0 0, Rapp 0 0-0 0, Forsyth 6 1-4 14, Areala 0 0-0 0, Pettit 2 0-0 4, Hill 1 4-5 6, Perkins 3 0-0 6, Hooker 6 8-15 20, Nielsen 6 2-4 14. Totals -- 24 15-28 64.

SKYVIEW (59) -- McGarry 4 2-2 12, Travers 0 0-0 0, Burbick 1 0-0 2, Mallett 0 0-0 0, Rose 5 2-2 13, Lewis 1 0-0 2, Norman 2 1-2 5, Kosydar 0 0-0 0, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Rowell 12 1-5 25. Totals -- 25 6-11 59.

3-point goals -- Palmer 1 (Forsyth); Skyview 3 (McGarry 2, Rose 1). Total fouls -- Palmer 20, Skyview 22. Fouled out -- none.

Saturday

KNIGHTS GIRLS 48, PANTHERS 41

Colony 14 13 12 9 -- 48

Skyview 6 14 12 9 -- 41

COLONY (48) -- Colber 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Quinn 1 0-3 2, Menard 1 4-7 6, Thaggard 2 0-2 4, Beckman 2 1-2 5, Gamond 0 0-0 0, Gatto 8 0-0 18, Hill 0 0-0 0, Klapprich 6 1-3 13, Murphy 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 20 6-17 48.

SKYVIEW (41) -- Colvin 2 2-2 6, Carlon 4 0-0 8, K. Kier 0 0-0 0, Beever 0 0-0 0, Bauer 6 2-4 14, Demaris 1 3-7 5, Carpenter 3 0-0 6, C. Kier 1 0-0 2, Gephardt 0 0-0 0, Fay 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 17 7-13 41.

3-point goals -- Colony 2 (Gatto 2); Skyview 0. Total fouls -- Colony 16, Skyview 15. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Colony bench.

KNIGHTS BOYS 65, PANTHERS 46

Colony 13 16 18 18 -- 65

Skyview 12 12 17 5 -- 46

COLONY (65) -- Swank 2 0-0 4, Williams 7 2-3 21, Coffman 0 0-0 0, Hotchkiss 1 0-0 3, Davies 0 0-0 0, Wright 1 0-0 3, Magner 9 5-6 24, Elliot 1 0-0 2, Christensen 4 0-0 8, Hyslip 0 0-0 0, McBride 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 25 7-9 65.

SKYVIEW (46) -- McGarry 1 0-0 2, Travers 0 0-0 0, Burdick 1 0-0 2, Mallett 0 2-2 2, Rose 6 4-4 19, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Norman 3 0-0 6, Shadura 1 0-0 2, Kosydar 0 0-0 0, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Rowell 6 1-8 13. Totals -- 18 7-14 46.

3-point goals -- Colony 8 (Williams 5, Hotchkiss 1, Wright 1, Magner 1); Skyview 3 (Rose 3). Total fouls --Colony 10, Skyview 12. Fouled out -- none.



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