Central Valley Boys Have Had Their Share Of Heartbreakers, Too
The close-loss affliction that has visited Central Valley’s girls basketball team has rubbed off on the CV boys.
Since their season-opening overtime loss to Lewis and Clark, five of the Bears’ six Greater Spokane League losses have been by four or fewer points. Three other games have gone into overtime.
The 61-58 overtime loss to LC back in December was tame compared to what has transpired since the new year.
CV’s boys have, in effect, played the equivalent of an additional league game this year.
Four days after a conventional four-point loss to Rogers on Jan. 13, Central Valley went two overtimes before beating Gonzaga Prep by two points.
On Jan. 24, the Bears lost in three overtimes to LC, 60-56, and on Jan. 27 CV lost by a basket in two overtimes.
Compounding the problem was last Tuesday’s one-point loss in regulation to Shadle Park on a three-point basket with four seconds left.
Despite all of this, CV is still within striking distance of second place. The Bears are two games back with three to play and runnerup Ferris up next on Tuesday.