Third Quarter Struggle Sinks Bears In Home Opener
PRESCOTT VALLEY- The Bradshaw Mountain High School Bears men’s basketball team had trouble finding the bottom of the basket during the home opener on Tuesday, November 28th, as the Bears fell to the Padres 54-33.
“We’re extremely disappointed with our effort,” Bradshaw Mountain Bears Head Coach Matt Simpson said.
Bradshaw Mountain started off the game with a 4-0 lead. However, that would be the last time Bradshaw Mountain held a lead for the remainder of the game. The Padres went on a 16-2 run that lasted through the middle of the second quarter.
The Bears would claw back and decreased the deficit to four at the half.
Once the third quarter began, things went south for Bradshaw Mountain quickly as the Bears only recorded five points while the Padres added 22-points to their lead.
“We felt pretty good in the first half,” Bradshaw Mountain senior Jeff Walker said. “The second half we just came out dead.”
Bradshaw Mountain would recover a bit in the fourth quarter with 11 points, but the struggles in the third quarter were too steep for the Bears overcome.
“We had a bad third quarter, we didn’t come out really strong,” Simpson said. “We had a better fourth but when you dig yourself a hole, it’s really hard to come out of it.”