Offensive woes continue for Roseville

By: Staff Report
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Just getting on the scoreboard was a challenge for the Roseville High boys basketball team Thursday night at the Warriors Classic at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento. The Tigers were held scoreless in the opening period and scored just nine points before intermission in a 66-26 loss to Berkeley in the tournament’s first round. Despite hits team’s inability to score, Roseville coach Greg Granucci was encouraged by its performance at the defensive end in the first half. “We did not play badly defensively in the first half,” Granucci said. “We struggled to score, but we managed to stay relatively close because of our defensive effort. It was the 10 points we gave up directly off of turnovers that really hurt.” The Tigers did manage to get some great shot opportunities out of their ball movement offense, but they could not convert the good looks into points as they trailed 28-9 at the break. “We got a little sloppy in the second half,” Granucci said. “The ball wasn’t going down for us, but we did have some very good signs. There are a lot of positive things to take out of this game.” Nick Schwyzer led Roseville with eight points. The Tigers face Encina in the consolation bracket at 5 p.m. Friday.