With less than 3 minutes left in the game, the Coahoma Bulldogs whittled down a 14 point deficit to 5 but a lack of time and a tough Colorado City team kept the Bulldogs from winning their last game of the season. The Wolves took the match 74-69 Tuesday evening.
Joe Manning was on fire in the fourth quarter scoring 12 of his total 13 game points in that quarter alone.
However, Mason Moore netted a whopping 25 points overall in the game. The senior has been deadly at the rim for the Bulldogs all season long. In the third, Moore hit back-to-back 3-pointers with the last one being his fourth of the night.
Gage Clark raked in 18 points during the game and made two huge blocks to keep the Wolves from scoring. At the end of the third, Clark released a successful shot before the buzzer sounded giving the Bulldogs an emotional boost heading into the fourth.
Bryson Cline earned 11 points for the Bulldogs with 6 of those coming in the first quarter alone. Cline also netted a 3-point shot during a very important third quarter for the ‘Dogs. Zack Schneider scored 2 points in the game and made a block and steal which the Bulldogs turned toward their advantage.
Overall, Coahoma outscored the Wolves 42 to 36 in the second half. Coahoma had 19 in the third and 23 in fourth while Colorado City earned 16 and 20 respectively. The Wolves ended the first quarter with a slim 19-17 advantage but broke open the game in the second. The Wolves scored 19 points while holding Coahoma to 10.
As well as being the final game of the season for the Coahoma boys team, Tuesday night mark the last basketball game Moore and his fellow teammate Bracy Bacon will suit up for as Bulldog. The two along with the entire Bulldogs team and their parents were recognized before the game during Parent Night.
Earlier in the evening, the Coahoma JV Red team lost to Colorado City 39-27.
Varsity Game Stats:
Joe Manning, 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Zack Schneider, 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block shot
Mason Moore, 25 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal, 4 three-pointers
Bryson Cline, 11 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 three-pointer
Gage Clark, 18 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 block shots
Gage Hill, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
JV Red Stats
Isaiah Martin, 2 points
Sean Stiegler, 8 points
Seth Brooks, 4 points
Isaac Murillo, 7 points
Brant Gartman, 2 points
Taylor Barns, 4 points
(Photos and information courtesy of Coahoma Media.)