Posted On: 02/5/19 1:00 PM

When these teams first met, Gilbert rolled past North Polk pretty easily. But that was not the case Monday night, as North Polk jumped out to a 21-6 lead, forcing Gilbert to claw back and eventually win 63-57. With the win, Gilbert improved to 15-4, while North Polk fell to 4-13. Here’s what stood out:


A boost from the bench

North Polk jumped out to an 8-0 lead just 75 seconds into the contest and maintained that energy throughout the first half, so much so that Gilbert coach B.J. Terrones turned to his bench to keep his team afloat. The reserves played well, cutting North Polk’s lead to just nine at half.

Sophomore Tucker Hanson entered the game with just two points this season, but canned a 3-pointer in the second quarter and provided good energy. Senior Ben Simodynes played well, too, making good passes and taking a charge. Terrones also pointed out the play of junior Jack Dresser. Said Terrones: He had three steals, that was a big part of us being within striking range for that second half when our starters were able to come

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