Tides boys, girls teams playing at holiday basketball tournaments

Basketball: GH boys to play for Surf and Slam title; girls split games in Alaska

of the GatewayJanuary 1, 2014 

The Gig Harbor Tides boys basketball team beat Casa Robles 66-52 last Friday afternoon in the Surf and Slam tournament in San Diego.

Nick Edens scored 16 points for the Tides, while Chad Glover added 15, and Chris Drake had 14. Glover was chosen as the player of the game.

On Saturday, the Tides beat University City, 43-38, to advance to Monday night’s tournament championship game. Edens scored 13 points, while Ryan Rychard and Glover chipped in 11 each.

Meanwhile, the Gig Harbor girls basketball team played in a tournament in Juneau, Alaska, and dropped their first game to Curtis High of University Place, 53-52.

Tides head coach Bob Boback said his team led by 10 at the end of the first quarter but couldn’t hold on. They also struggled at the free-throw line, where they shot 4-for-16. Many of the misses were on the front ends of one-and-ones.

“If we just made foul shots, we would’ve won,” Boback said.

Freshman Izzy Turk led Gig Harbor with 14 points, and Sydney Bertholf pitched in 13.

The Tides won their second game against Lathrop High of Alaska, 48-32. KJ Keim, Sydney Bertholf and McKenzie Alton all tallied nine points to lead Gig Harbor.

“It’s been a team effort,” Boback said. “Sydney has stood out. She played well in both games and is leading us in rebounding and scoring.”

In their time off, the team has been shopping, relaxing and sightseeing. They traveled to Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile-long glacier located south of downtown Juneau.

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