By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
BLUFF CITY Johnson Countys hope of reaching the consolation game in the Bluff City Christmas Tournament went out the window during the first half of their game on Thursday. The home standing Grizzlies outscored the Longhorns 29-8 during that span and earned a 45-29 victory.
The Longhorns couldnt throw one in Kelseys Ocean during the first half. They shot 3-of-13 in the first quarter and 1-of-12 in the second. They also turned it over 10 times in the half. Their performance left head coach Devin Shaw at a loss for words.
We didnt come out ready to play and thats frustrating to me as a coach, said Shaw. Whats worse is we have the talent to play with these teams. Its sad when you have to come in at halftime and get them fired up ready to play. We played a very good third quarter and a pretty good half. But we never played a lick in the second quarter and that was the difference in the game.
The Longhorns got down 15-6 in the first quarter thanks to a 9-2 run by Bluff City to close the quarter. But it was the second period that done them in.
The Grizzlies held them to two points and led 28-8 at the half. But they found a way to make things interesting during the third quarter.
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