The Pioneers Freshman Boys Basketball team suffered a tough loss to Shine Catholic 48-41. The first quarter was a back and forth battle with GR leading 11-12 after 1. But the Pioneers struggled to score in the 2nd with the only 3 points of the quarter coming from a 3 pointer by Andrew Cabalang. They did hold Shrine to 8 points in the quarter and trailed 19-15 at the half.
Shrine came out in the 3rd quarter with solid defender and transition points, forcing GR into turnovers most of the quarter and taking a commanding 40-27 lead going into the 4th.
The Pioneers fight hard to come back in the 4th. Cutting the lead down to 4 before losing by 7.
Stephen Maki led the way for the Pioneers with 14pts, all of them coming in the 2nd half. Andrew Cabalang finished with 11pts, Nick Stokes tossed in 5pts, followed by Alex Meszaros with 4pts. Pat Guentner and Matt Mann finished with 3pts and Jordan Luong finished up the scoring with 1.
The Pioneers are back in action on February 4th vs Cranbrook.