Gorillas fall short to Cubs


Aaron Voigt

The Gorilla Basketball Team opened the season Monday night against the Chamberlain Cubs. The Gorillas fought hard but came up short losing the game 63-42.

Gregory’s leading scorers on the night were senior Sean Kafka with 16 and junior Robert Vomacka with 13. The Gorillas shot 32% from the field making 15/47 shots. Vomacka and sophomore Kolton Salonen shot the only free-throws for the Gorillas. Vomacka shot 2/4 and Salonen was 1/2. The Gorillas had a total of 9 assists. Kafka and sophomore Aaron Voigt led the team with 3 assists apiece. The Gorillas also gave up 16 turnovers.

The Cubs came out in the first quarter and outscored the Gorillas 14-3. The second quarter went better for the Gorillas but were still outscored by 5 points making the score 33-17. The Gorillas then came out after halftime and outscored the Cubs 17-11 pushing the score to 44-34. The Gorillas could not overcome the 10 point deficit and were outscored by 8 points in the last quarter.

The Gorillas next game will be in the Swiftell Center in Brookings against Estelline starting at 1:45 on Tuesday, Dec. 29.