© 2015 MChandler Cottonwood @ Granger Varsity Jan 16 Michael Chandler Photography-10

Cottonwood @ Granger

On January 16 the former Granger head coach, Bernie Graziano, returned to his old home court as the visiting coach to face his former JV coach Jason Chandler and the seniors he left.  Would he taste victory, or would the Lancers show him that he left a good thing?

Cottonwood @ Granger Sophomore Michael Chandler Photography-3 Cottonwood @ Granger Sophomore Michael Chandler Photography-7The Sophomores took to the floor and proceeded to control the game.  Their outside shooting broke the Colts’ press, and their physicality in the post kept them ahead in the rebound and foul shot count.  The youngest group of Colts did show promise, but they did fall short.  They were unable to quiet the Lancers’ outside shooting or match-up with them in the post.

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Following the lead of their younger teammates, the Junior Varsity team came out and did much of the same.  Their post duo of Marvin and Junior wreaked havoc on the front court of the Colts, while Spencer, Ben and Trey took their turns slicing up the defense.  The Colts tried to live behind the three point line, but struggled to keep it close.

Cottonwood @ Granger Varsity Jan 16 Michael Chandler Photography-3 Cottonwood @ Granger Varsity Jan 16 Michael Chandler Photography-21The night closed out with coach Graziano’s new team facing his old team, led by his former assistant coach Jason Chandler.  Coach Chandler sent out five seniors to start the game, and they took control.  All American nominee and Future University of Utah Runnin’ Ute Makol Mawien poured in 24 points, doubling up the Deseret News Prep of the Week Noah Montano.

Cottonwood @ Granger Varsity Jan 16 Michael Chandler Photography-6Cottonwood @ Granger Varsity Jan 16 Michael Chandler Photography-10 Other players in double figures for the Lancers were #33 Dylan Smith with 11 points and #30 Anfernie Diaz with 10.  Every senior on the roster scored at least one point, and cemented the Lancers’ 67-53 point win.

The Lancers are currently riding a 3 game winning streak into tonight’s matchup versus the Taylorsville Warriors, who they are currently tied with for first place in Region 2.

More photos from each game can be seen, and are available for purchase on my SmugMug page.

 

 

 

 

 

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