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The Winters High School  boys Junior Varsity Basketball team played four games this week. The first of which was a non-conference game. The game played on Tuesday was hosted buy the Warriors and was there home opener. The Warriors competed against the Williams High School yellow Jackets.  The Warriors played well as a team and hard but the game was a loss, the score was 38-35. Coach Jon Davis said, “Our energy was incredible. Guys were diving for loose balls and flying around on defense, but we had a little bit of the ‘first game’ jitters.” David Reyes lead all scorers with 18 points. Matt Moore and Kadin Pease each had four points, Jacob Barry followed them up with three points. Carson Lowrie, Yahir Sanchez and Tony Garcia closed out the scoring with two points each. “We turned the ball over a lot, which led to easy buckets for them,” said Coach Davis. The next day, Wednesday the Warriors headed to Pierce High School for a tournament in the town of Arbuckle. The Warriors played in three games during tournament. In the first they had a show down with Williams again, and won with a score of 47-29. “We had the benefit of playing them twice in two days. Our guys did a great job executing our game plan which led to open shots and a solid defensive performance,” Stated Coach Jon Davis. Leading in scoring plays for the game, again was David Reyes with 15 points. Diego Valencia followed up with 9 points, Along with Kadin Pease with six,  Yahir Sanchez with five and Carson Lowrie with four. The Warriors got the opportunity for many open shots, and made the majority of them. The Warriors also had five different players hit the basket from outside the three point line. Later on in the week on Friday the Warriors played in their first Sacramento Valley league game. Still in the tournament, the Warriors played Colusa the game resulted in a loss 53-40. David Reyes led the team’s scoring with 14 points. Diego Valencia again brought in a close second with points. Matt Moore was next in line with seven points. Carson Lowrie had three points and Kadin Pease, yahir Sachez each had two points. The Warriors were missing a key player for this game that really hurt the final outcome of the game. Coach Jon Davis said, “We needed another ball handler and shooter to handle their press. They went up 18-4 early capitalizing on a half dozen turnovers. We had a bad shooting day and they didn’t. We really needed another shooter on the court.” He went on to say, “Still, I was really proud of how my guys fought back in the second half. We cut the lead to single digits and had some good chances to cut the lead even more, but the shots didn’t fall. That happens. It’s basketball.” On Friday the Warriors played in a game against Middletown and lost 47-33. Their stats weren’t recorded, and therefore not reported.   I’ll try to get these to you earlier in the future. Next week will be Sat night though because we play on Saturday. Next week the Junior Varsity Basketball team will travel to St Helena, on Tuesday, December 4,  for a non-conference game.]]>

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