Wolverines Show Great Effort, Lose to Lyman Memorial

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On Tuesday night, the Griswold Wolverines boys’ basketball team were looking to win their fourth straight game. To do that, they had to get past Lyman Memorial; a team that beat them twice last year. The Bulldogs’ got the game stated when Dom Ortiz hit a  three-pointer. Griswold countered with Bryce Mileski hitting a two- point shot. The Wolverines trailed Lyman Memorial 11-4, but closed the gap to 11-10 to end the first quarter. Nick Gileau helped carry the momentum for the Wolverines into the second quarter, scoring 4 points in that quarter. David Lopez Jr. helped the Bulldogs gain a 25-23 lead going into halftime.  He scored six points in the second quarter and he was also a force on defense.  The two teams traded for the lead several times.  By the middle of the third quarter, the Bulldogs did not let the Wolverines grab the lead from them again for the remainder of the game.  Griswold struggled to put a scoring drive together and the Bulldogs took advantage.  The Bulldogs’ Point Guard, David Lopez Jr., scored 27 points in the game. Max Gregory led the Wolverines with 20 points, but it was not enough. Lyman Memorial defeated Griswold 62-48. That loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Wolverines and earned the Bulldogs their fourth win of the season.

Written by: Mike Minarsky

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