Posted Monday January 12, 2009
STANFIELD - The Union Bobcats narrowly defeated the Stanfield Tigers 58-56 in a tightly played game on Saturday, January 10, 2009.
Stanfield lead throughout the first period with the score at the end of the first 12-9.
The Union Bobcats outscored Stanfield 12-8 to take a 21-20 lead at halftime. Tiger's had good play by Chase Erwert, Quin Grogan, and Robbie Shirley during the first half.
The third period was higher scoring than either first half period. Stanfield tied it up at the end of the third 38-38. Hot shooting Tigers included Shirley, Grogan, Erwert, and Kameron Watson.
Both teams kept up the hot shooting in the fourth period. Important Tiger players included Hector Esquivel who hit a three pointer and from the foul line; Erwert, and Grogan. The final minute started with Union leading 54-51. Stanfield hit a shot to close to two 55-53. Kyle Langford of Union hit two freethrows to stretch the Bobcats lead to 57-53. Hector Esquivel then hit a three pointer with four seconds to go for the Tigers to close to 57-56. The Tigers intentionally fouled Calvin Stout of the Bobcats hoping to get the ball back. Stout hit one of his freethrows and Stanfield got the ball with one second to play. The Tigers were unable to go the length of the court in the second remaining and the Union Bobcats won 58-56.
Photos by Terry Aichele