The Cottonwood Colts picked up their 2nd win of the season Saturday afternoon in a thrilling 87-80 double overtime victory over the Cyprus Pirates in the Riverton Holliday tournament.
Cyprus took an early 2-0 lead after getting a bucket on their first possession, Cottonwood would then gain the momentum after tying it a 2 and would go on a 5-0 run to take a 7-2 lead. The Pirates stormed back to tie the game at 10 going onto extend their lead to 5 after 1 18-13.
Cyprus extend their lead early in the second to 7 at 20-13; however, the Colts would not go away cutting the lead to 1 at 23-22, where they took back the lead after Spence McDonald converted 2 free throws to make it 24-23. Cyprus would get hot to end the half heading into the locker room leading the Colts by 4 35-31.
Spence McDonald is a 5’8 Junior Guard for the Cottonwood Colts.
His inspiration is his grandma, because she does things right and he wants to be like her when she grows up.
Spence choose to play basketball because he played it growing up with his dad.
Spence hopes to go to college after he graduates.
His hobbies include playing football, and hanging out with his friends and family.
His goals for the season are to have fun with his teammates.
One thing that is unique about Spence is that he used to wear glasses.
by: Cutting Edge Sports
The Cottonwood Colts lost a close game Friday night in a non-region game against the Eagles of Skyline.
Cottonwood got off to a horrible start falling behind 8-0 after Skyline made their first 4 by layups. Moments later The Colts cut the lead to 4 after 2 buckets by Britton Jensen, and a 3 by Spence McDonald would pulling the Colts within 2 at 7-9. Cottonwood continued tying the game at 9 after another bucket by Jensen, after which the Eagles closed out the quarter leading by 11, 24-13.
The Colts locked down defensively in the second quarter holding the Eagles to 8 points in the quarter; while scoring 16 points to cut Skyline’s 11 point lead to 3 heading to the half trailing 32-29.
Skyline opened the 3rd strong pushing the lead up to 5 34-29, continuing to extend the lead to 11 points at 50-39. Cottonwood continued to chip away at the lead but would not get any closer than 11 going into the 4th trailing 50-39.
Kalin Facemyer is a 6’3 195lbs Senior Forward for the Cottonwood Colts.
His biggest role model is Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard Russell Westbrook.
Kalin chose to play basketball because it fun, and he see’s himself working after high school.
In his free time he enjoys hanging out with his friends.
Kalin goal for the season is to help the team make it to the State Tournament.
One thing that is unique about Kalin is two of his toes are connected.
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Naaman Sadiq is a 6’6 210lb Senior Center for the Cottonwood Colts.
His biggest role model is his dad, because he believes in him and tell him what to do.
Naaman started playing basketball 7 years ago after he moved from Pakistan, because he had nothing else to do.
After Naaman graduates high school he wants to attend the University of Utah where he hopes to earn a degree in business and start his own company
His hobbies include writing music, raping, and watching tv.
Naaman’s goals for the season are to get to know the guys on the team better, and to become a better person and player.
One thing that is unique about him is that he has a bad lazy eye.
by: Cutting Edge Sports
The Cottonwood Colts were looking to extend their winning streak to two games Wednesday night on the road for a matchup against the Murray Spartans.
Preston Davis got the Colts off to a fast start as he shot a 3 and was fouled on the play, he would go on to convert the free throw for an early 4-0 lead. Murray tied the game moments later after hitting their first two shots of the game. Britton Jensen went on to hit a jumper putting Cottonwood back in the lead 7-4. The Spartans would then go on a run grabbing their first lead of the game at 10-8. Murray continued to add to their lead and would close out the first leading by 7, 16-9.
What an exciting night for Coach Lance Gummersall and the Cottonwood Colts as they picked up their first win of the season in a thrilling 51-50 finish against Ben Lomond Friday night.
Cottonwood started off the game very lackadaisical and would find themselves trailing the Scots by 5 13-8 at the end of the first quarter.
Preston Davis opened the second hitting a 3 to cut Ben Lomond’s lead to 2 13-11, moments later Cottonwood would take a one point lead 17-16 after Andrew Lujan converted a 3 point play. The Scots would take the momentum back late in the quarter taking a 7 point lead at the half 26-19.
he Cottonwood Colts were back in action Tuesday night looking to bounce back from their loss Friday to Olympus, trying to get their first win of the season against the Pirates
Malik Johnson sparked Cottonwood scoring the first 5 points helping his team gain an early advantage, only to have Cyprus tie the game at 5 moments later. Cyprus took their first lead of the game 7-5, and the lead would continue to change hands for the rest of the quarter with the Pirates holding a one point lead 19-18 after one period.
Cyprus came out hot to start the second quarter extending their lead to 5 23-18, the Colts fought back cutting the lead to 3 late in the half. Cottonwood headed into the locker room in a battle trailing Cyprus by 2 42-40.
The Cottonwood Colts were looking for their first win of the season on the road Friday night, against the tough defending state champions Olympus Titans.
Cottonwood jumped out to an early 8-0 lead thanks to a pair of 3’s from Spence McDonald and a layup by Kalin Facemyer. Olympus would go on 8-0 run to tie the game at 8 and gained their first lead of the game at 10-8. The Colts would finish the quarter strong on another 3-pointer by McDonald and a layup by Naaman Sadiq to take a one point lead 15-14.