BBK: San Marcos puts it all together, routs Dos Pueblos

San Marcos put together a complete performance and throttled Dos Pueblos, 53-34, in a crosstown Channel League boys basketball game on Friday night.

Christian Widmer of San Marcos pressures DP's Dayne Gardiner.

Christian Widmer of San Marcos pressures DP’s Dayne Gardiner (Presidio Sports photo).

The Royals shot 50 percent from the floor, including 7 of 14 from behind the 3-point line. Defensively, they held DP to 19 points through three quarters.

“Our focus was to not allow them to get going from the 3-point line,” San Marcos coach Dave Odell said. “They only made one in the game and that was in the first quarter.”

The Royals jumped out to an 11-2 lead but DP closed the quarter on a 5-2 run to make it 13-7. The second quarter remained tight until 3- pointers by Wes Ghan-Gibson and Tyson Miller closed out the half and gave the Royals a 25-14 lead.

San Marcos held DP to just five points in the third quarter to take a 35-19 lead into the final quarter.

“San Marcos shot the ball well,” DP coach Joe Zamora said. “We struggled to score and missed a lot of shots.”

Erik Olson, Dayne Gardiner, Kurtis Randmaa and Jayson Williams each scored six points for Dos Pueblos.

Elijah Johnson led the Royals with 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Christian Widmer ran the attack and had 8 points along with a team-high 6 rebounds.

Odell lauded the play of Ghan-Gibson. He had 10 points on 3-of-3 shooting (2-for-2 on 3-pointers) and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed 4 rebounds.

“Wes rolled his ankle on Tuesday in practice. I really didn’t think he would be able to play as it was swollen pretty good and he hadn’t practiced at all,” Odell said. “But Wes is a tough kid and he said if he could walk he’d play … and play he did. He was in many ways the difference in the game.”

Scott Everman contributed 8 points (on 3 of 4 shooting, 2-3 on threes) and 4 rebounds for San Marcos.

Bryce Ridenour missed the game with symptons of a concussion.

“We needed a balanced attack and we got that … everyone pitched in,” said Odell. “With Luke Larsen and Bryce out, and uncertainty with Wesley, we brought Thomas Hantgin up to varsity. He played solid minutes of great defense in a pressure rivalry game. I was proud of what Thomas brought in his first varsity game.”

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