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Chargers blow out Royals and “Think Pink” in Breast Cancer Awareness game

By Maddy Buie | Staff Writer

January 29, 2013

Dos Pueblos’ Sovine Gymnasium was a blur of pink on Tuesday night.

The girls basketball team, accented with pink ribbons, shoelaces and nails and “Think Pink” warmup shirts, pulled through with an easy win against the San Marcos Royals in their Breast Cancer Awarness game, final score 64-16.

The blow out started with the Chargers taking the jump ball and starting off the game with a layup by senior guard, Jennifer Wetzel. Wetzel continued the first quarter scoring eight points and giving the Chargers the early push they needed.

Defensively, DP started out the game implementing man-to-man, full-court press which helped keep the Royals at bay.

However, it wasn’t just the full-court defense that gave the Chargers the scoreboard success.

Offensive contributions made by junior guard Emilia Parker and Wetzel helped the Chargers take a big lead at the half, 34-3.

During half time, as the Chargers headed back into the locker room, Head Coach Phil Sherman carried out a clear jar adorned in pink ribbon and balloons which he announced was going to be passed around for the crowd to donate to aid breast cancer research.

After half time, San Marcos came into the second half with a new approach.

Unable to get past the Chargers strong defense, the Royals started taking shots from outside the key. This new approach left rebounds to the Chargers as the Royals were only able to sink two three-pointers and take a few free throws with their new strategy.

Despite this new game plan, the third and fourth quarters remained in Charger control as DP held their lead and continued to break down the Royal’s offense and drive to the basket.

Although the win helped the Chargers in their channel league standings, Tuesday night’s game was about raising awareness and making donations for a cause that deserves it.

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