Using a balanced scoring attack, the Gardner Edgerton High School boys varsity basketball team posted an impressive 64-49 win in its home season opener against Mill Valley High School on Dec. 9.
Four players scored in double figures with Kyle Hultgren, Brett Wright, and Nash Bostwick each netting 12 points.
Sophomore guard Devan Toomey had 11 points, and Wright dished out eight assists and grabbed four rebounds.
Both teams played to a 14-14 first quarter tie and went to halftime deadlocked at 30-30.
After Mill Valley went up 34-32 early in the third quarter, the Blazers took control with an impressive 23-2 run.
“I thought the key was we started playing better defense midway through the third quarter,” said coach Jeff Langehr. “We forced multiple stops and had consistent offensive play.”
During the 23-2 run, the Blazers got a traditional three-points play from Wright and back-to-back treys from Toomey.
It was a different story in a 58-43 home loss to Bishop Miege Dec. 12.
This time, Miege took control with a 15-7 first quarter run and went up 25-17 at halftime.
GEHS battled back with 12, third quarter points, but surrendered 23 points to Miege in the final stanza.
GEHS, 1-1, got 19 points from Wright and 10 from Hultgren.
Bostwick had seven points while Jacob Haywood had four points and Jacob Beckner had three points.