Gorillas Defeat Cougars but Fall Short to Pheasants

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Brynn Hylla, Journalist

On Friday, the Gorillas played the South Central Cougars. The Gorillas were losing by eight by the end of the first quarter but came back and won by 10. The final score was 54-44. Tommy Determan ended the game with a total of 25 points.

On the offensive side, the team was 19/40 for 48% from the field. The team was 12/23 for 52% from the free throw line. T. Determan’s 25 points were followed by Coy Determan’s 16 and Bryan Eagle Star’s six. T. Determan had three offensive rebounds; C. Determan, Garret Roeder, Eagle Star, and Grant Thomas had one with a total of seven for the team.

On the defensive side, the team had a total of five steals, two blocks, and 28 rebounds. T. Determan had seven defensive rebounds; Thomas and Evan Juracek had four, with a total of 21 for the team.
On Saturday, the Gorillas traveled to Redfield. The final score was 63-54. Tommy Determan had a total of 19 points to end the game.

On the offensive side, the team was 18/48 for 38% from the field. The team was 10/14 for 71% from the free throw line. T. Determan’s 19 points were followed by Coy Determan’s 17. C. Determan had two of the three offensive rebounds.

On the defensive side, the team had a total of five steals, two blocks, and 13 rebounds. T. Determan had four defensive rebounds and Juracek had three.

Although the Gorillas’ record is 2-8 at this point, many of their games have been close and could have gone either way. In regards to this, Tommy Determan said, “We need to score and prevent the other team from scoring in clutch moments.”

Today the Gorillas will be traveling to Kimball to play the WiLdKats. The C game will start at 5:15 p.m., and the JV will follow.