The Bob Cats had another great week; with the Boys winning both their games and the Girls took out the Bryce Valley Mustangs and Wrestlers winning for the fifth straight year the Milford tournament.
Pat had an eye appointment over in Cedar City and while she was at the hospital for something, President Eyre ask her if we were going down to Diamond Ranch to watch the ballgame, he said it would be a great experience. So we went! Well it was! They have a pretty fancy school, but their gym (they call it the Snake Pit) is the size of the one we have at the Elementary School, with seating 3 rows high. Since these kids come from all over the country the only grownups there were from Panguitch and we had a lot of fans in attendance. However they don’t charge and they don’t have a food stand, so you need to bring your own popcorn.
Diamond Ranch always has some good players on their team, but they are not much competition. The Cats entertained the crowd with scoring 92 points to Diamond Ranches 43. A lot of the team got into this game and Jace Eyre was high point with 28 points and Acey finished with 24. Acey has really perfected his inside game, with a bunch of different moves and that’s where he does the most damage. Boston Englestead, Bryson Marshall (Bryson made his first three pointer of the year, that brought loud cheers from the crowd) and Kanyon Lamb all finished in double figures with 10. Kanyon Lamb was the high light of the night when he dunked the ball in the JV game.
The Cats game against Water Canyon was more of the same, with the Cats having another runaway victory 74 to 32. Water Canyon has some really tall players, but not a lot of talent. There was a really large crowd for a Saturday game, all but two of them were from here and they were really entertained, with Acey scoring many of his points on the inside, leading the scoring with 21, followed by Jace with 18 and Boston Englestead finishing off with 13. Jace is second in the state in scoring with a 21.1 average and not far behind him is Acey in 6th place with almost a 17 point average.
The Cats have two games this week, last night at Escalante and tomorrow night the Piute Thunderbirds will come calling and they are always a tough match up and they bring a lot of fans with them. The following week on the 17th Valley will be here and the Cats will be out for revenge for their only loss against a 1A team.
The Lady Cats only had one game this week and it was against the Bryce Valley Mustangs, who are in a rebuilding year, after losing their five seniors from last year’s team. The Mustangs held the Cats tough in the first half, but the Cats pulled away in the second half for a 63 to 43 victory. Brittney Henrie was high scorer with 21 and nailing 3-3 pointers, not to be out done Jordan Bennett put up 4-3 pointers and finished with 18 points. Knowing the Coach from BV the Mustangs will be a team that will be ready when it gets playoff time. Again we had a big crowd for this game; Bryce Valley has a big fan base. The crowds are really entertained at half time with the dancing of the Panguitch Bobbitt’s. The Ladies only have one game next week and it is a big one against the number one team in the state, the Piute Thunderbirds at their place. Both teams have an 8-2 record and the game is tonight and it will be worth your time to go and cheer the Cats on. The Region 20 Sophomore tournament begins on Friday for two days, check the times and it will also be at Piute.
The tough guy Wrestlers for the fifth year in a row won the Milford Tournament.