Posted On: 12/14/19 4:49 PM

The Bear Creek Invitational got underway for their 2ndannual tourney on Thursday with a game of two tales between Grand Junction Central and Lakewood. Lakewood used their defense to shake things up and their opening made it extremely difficult to overcome. Here are my five takeaways from my first time seeing both teams this season.

Lakewood’s defense sets the tone

Lakewood’s defense did not allow a single point in the whole first quarter. That was not a typo. Grand Junction got shot after shot at the rim but could not et anything to fall. Maybe it was early season jitters, just being anxious to play against a Denver team or attribute it to good on-ball defense but whatever the case was, Lakewood was able to get out and run and Grand Junction could not get anything to fall which called for a tough game to try and overcome. They finally settled down a moment but the defense that Lakewood implemented in the opening quarter was the story of the game.

Grand Junction gets on the board

Grand Junction could not score in the opening frame, but one thing that you cannot say is they were discouraged. They surely did not

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