Saturday, February 14, 2015

Guardians Achieve First Win of the Season

News brief by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB
Photos by Carl Sisolak

Last night the MAS Guardians basketball team beat the Portland Bible College Wildcats 69-59.  The game was the first win for the Guardians this season and their final home game. Last week the Guardians lost to the Wildcats.

Father Brian Dolejsi, the vocations director for the Archdiocese of Seattle, joined the Guardians for their game against the Wildcats.

Father Brian (23) working out strategy with his teammates.

The Wildcats take one of their many 3-point shots.

Stephen Cieslak takes a foul shot.

Six minutes into the first half, the score was tied 7-7, but the Wildcats pulled ahead with a 3-point shot. The Wildcats made many successful 3-point shots throughout the night.  With two minutes left in the first half the Guardians were ahead by one, 27-26, but the Wildcats pulled ahead again for a score of 27-30 at the half time buzzer.

The score was again tied, 35-35, five minutes into the half.  By keeping the Wildcats from attempting their 3-point shots, the Guardians stayed ahead for most of the second half as they reached their ten point lead in the final minute of the game.

Brother John Cannon, OCD, setting up an attempt to score.

Guardians mascot Tyler Johnson
among the Guardians fans in the second half.

Val Park fends off a Wildcat.

Guardians fans were greeted at the door of the Damian Center by the Guardians mascot and copies of the lyrics for the new Guardians fight song.

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