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Woodcrest Christian vs HCS Stats 1-4-05

Player Points PPG FG FG % FT FT %
Loren Barton95.12/367%2/450%
Jonny Barton1240/30%6/6100%
Sean Bayer03.60/30%0/20%
Josh Ellis0.40/00%0/00%
Nate Glass1512.64/1136%4/4100%
Billy Hague07.10/50%0/00%
Zach Howard59.51/425%3/650%
Preston Lamarca52.61/250%0/00%
Mike MaerzluftDNP7.40/00%0/00%
Jordan Martinson0.30/00%0/00%
Tyler O'BrienDNP00/00%0/00%
Kyhl Pearson000/10%0/00%
Mike Petersen89.92/729%4/667%
Hesperia Christian
Team Totals54 62.510/3926%19/2868%

Player 3 Pointers 3 PT % Reb Asst Stls TO BS
Loren Barton1/1100%50310
Jonny Barton2/367%22201
Sean Bayer0/00%21000
Josh Ellis0/10%00010
Nate Glass1/425%110032
Billy Hague0/10%54052
Zach Howard0/10%33140
Preston Lamarca1/520%10130
Mike Maerzluft0/00%00000
Jordan Martinson0/00%00110
Kyhl Pearson0/00%20130
Mike Petersen0/00%00000
Hesperia Christian
Team Totals5/1631%31109215

Game Stats

Team First Qtr Second Qtr Third Qtr Fourth Qtr Total
Woodcrest Christian1723122173

Game Review
In their final tune-up game prior to the start of league play, Hesperia Christian took a beating from the Royals of Woodcrest Christian, 73-54. Other than the third quarter when the Patriots beat Woodcrest Christian 18-12, the Royals were in control throughout the game. The Patriots were led by Nate Glass who had a double double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Glass was supported by the third outstanding game by Jonny Barton who got 12 points for a third straight game. Both players were perfect from the charity line at 4/4 and 6/6 respectively. But defensively HCS could not stop #22 Nichols who had 28 points and seven 3 pointers and #23 Renne's 26 points. Almost all of Nichols' three pointers were uncontested and Renne's penetrations in the fourth quarter were unstoppable even though he went by at least four Patriots in most cases. Props have to be given to senior Loren Barton who played galliantly despite a very noticeable slow down because of his bad leg injury. Lorne still was able to get nine points, five rebounds and three steals.

Overall, the Patriots suffered from the same problems that they have had all season. They can not seem to get going in the first quarter, causing them to play catch-up all game, a talent they do not have. They seem to not be able to recognize when an opposing player is getting hot shooting three point shots. Last night it was Nichols but they had the same problem throughout the Santa Maria tournament. HCS is unable to stop a penetrating drive by opposing guards. Renne prevented any fourth quarter comeback with his penetrating drives last night but that has been a reoccurring problem most of the season. And it does not seem to matter whether HCS plays zone or man defense. Despite HCS' height (although last night the Royals were of equal height to HCS) advantage in most games, they are being outrebounded. They average 28 rebounds a game. HCS is also averaging 17 turnovers per game and only 10 assists per game. Last night the free throw shooting by everyone but Jonny Barton and Nate Glass was a dismal 50%.

Now Agape League competition begins and every game counts. For the first time in over five years, it is not certain that HCS will make the playoffs. They need either 6 more wins to get 11 wins or finish in the top three of the Agape League. Neither of those two options seems guaranteed at this point. The irony is that this year's team is taller and more talented than any team at HCS in the last five years. But it is not time to despair but rather buckle down to the task at hand and fulfill their potential.

Game Preview
Hesperia Christian opens basketball play in 2005 against Div IV opponent, Woodcrest Christian of Riverside. Woodcrest Christian is presently 5-4 and on a 2 game winning streak after beating Loma Linda Academy and La Sierra Academy in mid December. HCS last met the Royals a year ago in Hesperia and won 63-57. In that game it was the outstanding play of Mike Petersen who had his first career double double of 20 points and 15 rebounds.

HCS will have to play exceptional basketball to get past the Royals. They will have to jump out to an early first quarter lead and then hold off the Royals in their fourth quarter surge. It means making free throws, getting over 38 rebounds as a team and playing strong defense against Woodcrest Christian. HCS presently has as many losses as they had all last season (8) and need six more wins to make CIF Southern Section playoffs.

Woodcrest Christian Royals.

Number Player Points 3 pointers
Team Totals73 7

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