By Samaiya Valenzuela
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe won their matchup against the Bruce Foundation 41-33 and the game was competitive from the start.
John Williams (#1) and Aiden (#11) scored the most buckets for Team Pascua with 9 points each. Mason Gordon (#9) was the highest scorer for the Bruce Foundation with 8 points.
In the first half Team Pascua’s Gabe Palimo (#10) had a few steals and Gordon snatched back to back rebounds for the Bruce Foundation.
Then Alana Felix (#6) grabbed back to back rebounds and drew a foul for Team Bruce in the second half.
Team Bruce was able to shorten Pascua’s lead to 21-19 at the end of the third quarter.
Palimo got fancy with a layup in the fourth quarter and with four minutes left in the game team Pascua was up 31-28. Augustin Ochoa (#9) grabbed a rebound for a nice put back to give Pascua 2 more points.
Gordon got a steal and made a 2-point bucket for The Bruce Foundation, right after he snatched a few key rebounds for his team.
Jorgealan Perez (#3) got a steal for Bruce then minutes later Gordon hit a three-point shot but it wasn’t enough to get them the win.