Chalk up another win for the Grantsville Cowboys.
The 69-60 home victory over Park City lifted the Cowboys to 3-1 in Region 10, a half game behind league-leading Union.
“I thought they played like a team with nothing to lose,” Grantsville head coach Bryan Detweiler said of his region opponents. “They’ve got a good coaching staff there and they’re going to have these boys ready to go every single night, no matter what the score is. We expected that too, they fought the whole game.”
The Cowboys started quickly with a 22-point first quarter, but found themselves down by five at halftime after giving up 18 points in each of the first two quarters.
Detweiler said the halftime speech wasn’t exactly in an uplifting tone.
The Cowboys had trouble sticking to the game plan as they allowed four Miners to score in double figures, led by Drew Fleming’s 19 points from four 3-pointers. He, along with Jack Lecher, Joshua Jennings and Nesta Heaps scored all but two of Park City’s 69 points.
“We came out strong the first quarter, then we got away from the game plan. I thought again, defensively we gave up 18 points in the first and second quarter — not defending the 3-point line and Park City’s outside shooters,” Detweiler said. “It’s frustrating and something we actively planned for.”
Junior forward Trevor Colson had another good game for the Cowboys, putting up 17 points. Detweiler said he was pleased with both he and center Colton Adams, who went 5-of-6 from the foul line during the fourth quarter — Adams scored nine points in the contest.
“I think Trevor has given us great minutes,” Detweiler said. “He continues to be strong on the glass, and when he can start scoring on out there, that’s a point for us.”
The Cowboys used a 25-point fourth quarter to pull ahead of the Miners for good en route to the 69-60 home win. Overall, the Cowboys are 9-10 and 3-1 in Region 10. Park City is 1-16 overall with a winless streak of four in league play.
Detweiler also specifically mentioned senior guard Cameron Potter, who had 25 points and four 3-pointers, and played well to help Grantsville get rolling in the second half.
“We’ve got fighters on the team,” Detweiler said. “Credit to Park City. We did what we had to do to win tonight. It wasn’t pretty, but we’re 3-1 in region through the first round.”
Grantsville will next face Tooele at home on Wednesday.