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Spartan JV boys hoops is now 7-1

  - Image courtesy of Bainbridge High School
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BAINBRIDGE - The Bainbridge JV boys basketball team will end their year on a high note, having compiled three recent Metro League wins in a row against Chief Sealth, West Seattle and Franklin High.

“We are competing and working hard and continuing to improve in terms of executing on offense and in our defensive schemes,” said Head JV Coach Henry Guterson. “I’m proud of our first half of the season.”

On Friday, Dec. 13 the team claimed a decisive 55-42 victory over Chief Sealth.

Miles Gori led the team with 13 points; he also corralled seven rebounds. Sawyer Conrad also struck quite a blow for the Spartans on the scoreboard, contributing 11 points.

On Tuesday, Dec. 17 the Spartans once again won big against West Seattle. The final score was 62-55.

Bainbridge jumped in front early.

“We built a nice lead in the first half and had a 19-point lead going into the fourth,” Guterson said. “West Seattle gave us a scare in the fourth, but we hung on.

Anders Tonsman had 18 points for BHS, and teammate  Miles Gori added nine points and pulled in 10 rebounds.

“He continues to do a great job in the paint for us,” the coach said.

Finally, on Friday, Dec. 20 the Spartans beat Franklin High 61-55.

“We played a great first half and led by 14,” Guterson said.

“We knew Franklin would come back and they did, but we hung on.”

Tonsman exploded offensively with 29 points, including five three-pointers.

“Miles Gori continues to control the paint for us, with nine points and 10 rebounds,” Guterson said. The Spartans play their next game at home at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 against Rainier Beach.

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