Greenville Indian basketball players finished off the 2017-18 season with a pair of wins.
The Greenville boys’ team beat the Lumberjacks in Westwood on Feb. 15 by a score of 71-62 and beat the Herlong Vikings on Feb. 13 by a score of 39-31. The boys finished the season with a 6-3 league record and a 10-13 overall record.
The Greenville girls beat the Herlong Vikings on Feb. 13 by a score of 50-22 and the Westwood Lumberjacks on Feb. 9 by a score of 57-23. The girls are wrapping the season with a league record of 6-2 and an overall record 10-14.
Indians vs. Vikings
Sophomore Ashlyn Bustamante had a big scoring game against Herlong on Feb. 13 with 23 points for the Indians including two 3-pointer long shots. Freshman Alexis Goodson racked up 14 points. Other scoring GHS girls were Averie Navarro, Mackenzie Brown, Rylie Botts and Solei Pontong.
Botts was hot on the defense picking up a total of 14 rebounds with Goodson right in there with 13. Navarro and Brown each recovered five rebounds with Bustamante, Lacie Banchio, Pontong and Rosemary Balbiani pitching in. Navarro kept the referees busy with five personal fouls and Botts picked up four. The team collectively was charged with 15. “The girls have been working really hard,” said head basketball coach Bridgette Bustamante, “With only one senior on our team, we are young. We have a bright future!”
Indians vs. Lumberjacks
Against Westwood on Feb. 9, freshman Goodson had an outstanding game leading the Indians in scoring and rebounds. Goodson hit the mark with 16 points and scooped up 19 rebounds.
Bustamante also had a great game scoring 13 and picking up three rebounds. Botts had a great combination scoring 10 points for Greenville and collecting 10 rebounds. Navarro scored 9 points and picked up seven rebounds.
The Indians worked as a well-oiled machine with good point distribution across the team; Brown scored 5, Banchio and Balbiani scored 2 points each. Brown and Pontong picked up three rebounds each and Balbiani gathered one.
The Greenville girls show a lot of heart when they play. Navarro again picked up five personal fouls, but the team as a whole was charged with a total of 17. Basketball isn’t for sissies.