Granite Bay boys fall to Thunder 82-66

By: Russ Edmondson The Placer Herald
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Granite Bay High's varsity boys basketball team fell at Rocklin High 82-66 on Tuesday night. The final score doesn't really tell the story of Rocklin's domination as the Thunder (14-6 overall, 3-2 in the Sierra Foothill League) led 29-13 after one quarter, 47-18 at the half and 74-41 after three quarters. Junior Robert Duncan led the Grizzlies (14-5, 2-2) with 23 points while teammates Tanner Holt (nine) and Kyle Howarth (seven) also contributed offensively. Senior guard Tony Williams led Rocklin with 22 points. The Grizzlies struggled all night. "It was just one of those nights," Granite Bay coach Jason Sitterud said. "They came out in the first quarter and we were not ready for them . . . They are a very good team and they played great. Hats off to them." Williams missed Rocklin's previous game, a loss 48-46 loss at Nevada Union, with a sprained ankle. "(Williams' ankle) is sore but he really wanted to play and we missed him (in Grass Valley)," Rocklin coach Steve Taylor said. "At this point another loss or two takes us out of (the race to win the SFL) so we needed this to have a chance . . . we're still trying to build and get better." Granite Bay will host Woodcreek at 7:30 p.m. Thursday before hosting Woodcreek at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday. Because of a bye, Rocklin's next game isn't until next Wednesday when it will visit Del Oro at 7:30 p.m.