Pleasant Hill Roosters trounce Nevada Tigers

Friday, January 4, 2008
Ralph Pokorny/Daily Mail-- Nevada's Stephen Jenkens tries for two points during Thursday's freshman boys basketball game. Nevada lost to the Mustangs 44-22.

The Pleasant Hill Roosters rolled their way to a 61-40 rout of the Nevada Tigers Thursday night.

Neither team began the game very well, both shooting at 0 percent in 3 point shots and Pleasant Hill only making it to the free throw line once, with Nevada never seeing the line in the first period. Despite these issues, Pleasant Hill came away with a 19-4 lead at the end of the first period.

Both teams continued their long range and foul shooting woes for the rest of the half, neither team making a 3 point shot and Nevada not getting a free throw attempt all half. Pleasant Hill's inside domination continued through the second quarter, leading to a 28-12 halftime lead.

Nevada shot 50 percent from beyond the arc in the third, but only went 1-4 in free throws and still couldn't overcome the inside pressure from the Roosters, coming out of the period down 45-19.

In the fourth quarter Nevada came to life from the free throw line going 11-17 and Pleasant Hill only shooting 5-13, bringing their totals in the game to 15-26 and 7-18 respectively. But Pleasant Hill's inside power and officiating unfavorable to Nevada proved to be too much for the Tigers to handle.

The subsequent 41-60 loss brought the Tigers' overall season record to 4-4. Nevada's junior varsity team also felt the same kind of pressure and fell 48-29.

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