THIS IS HOW WE ROLL — Springville-GI modified basketball Coach Jon Chaddock gives instruction to his team, in between quarters, during a game against Holland. Photos by Dave DeLuca.
SPRINGVILLE — The Springville-Griffith Institute boys modified basketball team closed out its season on Feb. 11, with a game against Holland.
With the game knotted at 6 – 6, during the second quarter, Springville’s Johnny Domes gave the Griffins the lead, on a stepback jumper, with 5:24 remaining, in the quarter.
After that point, Springville never let go of its lead, and went on to a 37 – 23 triumph, against Holland.
Springville closed out the first half, on a 18 – 3 run, behind inside play from Domes, with 8 of his game-high 16 points, during the first half. Domes, an eighth grader, played in his final modified game and will move up to the junior varsity level, next year.
HE SCORES — Springville’s Johnny Domes scores 2 of his game-high 16 points, during the game played against Holland on Feb. 11.
“I felt like we had a very solid year.” Domes said. “There are a couple games that we’d like to have back, but that’s basketball. The jump from modified to JV is pretty big. I feel like a lot of us eighth graders have improved a lot this year, but we still have a lot more to work on, to be successful, at the JV level.”
Following behind Domes in scoring was fellow eighth grader Austin Coon, with 14 points. Coon scored the Griffins’ final 6 points of the first half.
“Between Johnny, Lexus and I, we all like to establish ourselves in the post,” Coon said. “Our guards really try to focus on feeding us the ball, when we have position. A few times, I just had great position and just used a little drop step. It’s one of those games where you just feel really comfortable.
“It was our last game, so I was really attacking the offensive glass, which I converted some of those boards into a couple easy baskets,” Coon added.
Lexus James Pollard scored 5 points, during the contest, for the Griffins.