Gustine open boys Southern League basketball play with a win over visiting Le Grand Thursday evening.
The Reds got contributions from across their lineup in the 62-52 victory.
Gustine led by just three at the half, 27-24, but pulled away after break for the double-digit win.
Gannon Silva poured in 21 points for the Reds and also dominated the boards for the home team.
“His effort and energy were huge reasons why we were victorious over Le Grand,” noted head coach Kingsley Borba. “He had his best game of the season.”
Gustine got scoring support from across its lineup.
Giovanni Quezada was in double figures with 14 points, Devin Bettencourt put up eight, Nathan Nunes finished with seven, Steve Guijosa scored five, Thomas Gomes, Jonathan Martin and Gabriel Silveira each netted two and Noel Perez added a free throw.
“I was pleased with how many different players were able to contribute offensively,” Borba commented.
Denair 60, GHS 43
The Reds were down 20 at the half and could not erase the deficit against a solid Denair team Friday.
“I was happy with our improvement in the second half, but the first half deficit was too much to overcome,” Borba commented. “Denair proved themselves as one of the top teams in the Southern League.”
Nunes and Bettencourt each put up 10 points to lead the West Siders. Perez finished with six, Martin was in the book with five points, Silva and Quezada each scored four and Gomes and Adrian Morales chipped in with two points each.