March 15, 2016 > Mariners lose a heartbreaker
Mariners lose a heartbreaker
Submitted By by Mike Heightchew
On March 11th, the Moreau Catholic MarinersÊcame up just short at the 2016 CIF State Boys Basketball Tournament. A second half rally was not quite enough to propel the Mariners beyond the first level of championship play as the final score, 88-85, favored the Sheldon Huskies.
An impress show of speed and fast breaks by the Huskies led them to a 25-9 lead in the first quarter. The Mariners woke up and fought back with a 21 point run of their own but ended the first half with a 50-30 deficit. The third quarter gave the Mariners hope as they outscored the Huskies 26-19 but in the fourth quarter, momentum shifted and Huskies defense began to take charge. Even with a Mariner offense that again outscored the Huskies 29-19 in the fourth quarter, it wasnÕt enough to offset the gap.