• Half Moon Bay Gives Breakers their 1st Loss

    After only being down by four at the half, the Breakers looked primed to make a run. In the second half however, it seemed as though every rebound or lose ball went to Half Moon Bay. The shots were also falling for the Cougars as they scored 10 straight points to start the third quarter before missing one. The Breakers played with a lot of intensity, but couldn’t keep up with the powerhouse Half Moon Bay on Monday night, falling 65-48 [12-29-14].

    “There’s nothing but positives,” Pacific Grove head coach Dan Powers said about playing against who many feel is the one of the best teams in the CCS. “A lot of people feel that they may go undefeated the whole year, and for a half we played pretty well with them. But there are still a lot of things that we need to improve upon and that we can get better at,” added Powers.

    After one quarter of the play, the Breakers found themselves down 16-13. They came out strong though, in the second quarter with a three-pointer by Chip Wagner and a 2-point basket from Zack Miller. Half Moon Bay kept making shots of their own as well and would not relent the lead. A basket by Josh Wren midway through the quarter brought the Breakers within 2 points of the Cougars. That would be as close as the Breakers would get though, as the Cougars took a four point lead into the half, 28-24.

    To start the third quarter, the Cougars came out shooting. They outscored the Breakers 10-4 to start the quarter, giving them a little of a cushion. Brad Sendell tried to keep the Breakers in it though, with 30 seconds left in the third quarter, Sendell made a driving layup to bring the Breakers within 8 points. A quick basket by Half Moon Bay would bring the lead back to 10 for the start of the Fourth quarter.

    Ultimately there was nothing that the Breakers could do in the second half, the Cougars continued to score and rebound as the lead grew to as big as 20 points.

    Chip Wagner led the Breakers in scoring with 15 points, while Brad Sendell was held to only 5.

    Box Score

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Half Moon Bay 16 12 18 19 65
    Pacific Grove 13 11 12 12 48

    The Breakers (4-1) will next play at home against Menlo-Atherton on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 30, 2014

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