Saturday, February 7, 2015

Guardians Take a Loss from PBC

News brief by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB
Photos by Cesar Solorio

The evening of Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, the MAS Guardians basketball team faced the Portland Bible College Wildcats and lost 64-79.

The first score of the game was by Guardian John Helsa just seconds after the tip off.  The Guardians maintained a lead for a few minutes of the first half and then chased behind the Wildcats for the rest of the game.  The score was 31-40 at the half.

Guardian Andres Guerra races against a Wildcat opponent.

Stephen Cieslak goes for a layup.

Val Park on the defense.

Tony Lopez on the offense and preparing for a pass.

Six minutes into the second half the Guardians brought the score to a tie of 47-47 with two points by Stephen Cieslak. The Guardians fans came to their feet when seconds later Ryan Dixon grabbed a rebound from the Wildcats and made a long pass down the court to Cieslak for another two points.

With a 3-point shot in the second half from Val Park, the Guardians came within 5 points of the Wildcats before the gap widened to the final of 64-79.

The Guardians were again supported by the new MAS Guardians pep band, whose members include Cody Williams, Conor Baer, and Gerard Juan on the horns, Emilo Gonzalez on the drums, and Peter Murphy on the keyboard.

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