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Second Round: Cleveland Steals Game One , Curry Returns
By Zach Wargo '20
Lebron and Cavs Steal Game 1:
Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers had just gotten done with a grueling seven game series against the Indiana Pacers, as the Cavaliers had managed to get past Indiana thanks to a 45 point performance by Lebron James. James and the Cavs would face another test, with Toronto coming off of rest, many people wondered how Cleveland would get past Toronto. Toronto was the one seed in the East, but not the favorites in Vegas to reach the finals. The past two years Toronto had been eliminated by Lebron in the playoffs and were looking to get revenge in this year’s playoffs.
Tuesday night both teams battled for game one, as Toronto was a heavy favorite. Cleveland started the game off slowly, along with having an early deficit in the game. Lebron would later finish the game with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists, which would help Cleveland steal game one, along with 20 points from J.R Smith, and 19 points from Kyle Korver. Toronto led for 47 minutes, and 30 seconds of the game, eventually Cleveland took the lead in overtime, after Lebron missed a fadeaway jumper with .6 left in the game.
Going into overtime Cleveland proved that they would not be an easy out in the East, with Lebron trying to go to seven straight finals, and looking for his fourth ring. Lebron didn’t score in overtime, although it was just enough to steal game one for Cleveland. 113-112.
Stephen Curry Returns From Injury; Warriors take 2-0 Series Lead:
After a 36 game absence, Stephen Curry finally returned to the court in game two against the Pelicans. Curry started the game off the bench, although he got 31 minutes on the floor, and he had made an instant impact on the game. Within ten seconds of game time, he shot a rainbow three, and electried the arena. Golden State, who is a heavy favorite in the series, and a co-favorite with Houton to represent the East in the finals are favored to beat the Pelicans easily in this round two match up. Curry scored 12 of his 28 points in the third quarter, and shot 50% from 3-point range for the game. The Warriors would continue to roll as they narrowly defeated New Orleans 121-116.
Gallup High to move down to Class 4A in 2018-19 School year
By Zach Wargo '20
For the upcoming school year, Gallup high will move down to class 4A for all sports. The NMAA (New Mexico Activities Association) rearranged classification for all schools. Gallup high will play all sports in class 4A except for football, who will be in 5A. Gallup High will continue to compete against Miyamura, Kirtland Central, Bloomfield, Aztec, but will now compete against Shiprock instead of Farmington.
This also is a new rule that the NMAA implies, as Miyamura will play schools in Albuquerque, and they will move up to Class 5A due to how many students Miyamura has. Gallup high will compete against 4A schools.
The NMAA also has established that all student-athletes need to maintain a 2.0 GPA, along with NO F’s per semester, instead of grade checks per quarter. The NMAA also wants students to have higher grades in the classroom, so students can represent their school’s on the field, court, and trail.
Over the past few years the NMAA has tried to push students to do better in the classroom, as academics should always come first for high school students to get them ready for college.
Gallup High Sports To Make Social Media Outlets in 2018-19
By Zach Wargo '20
For the upcoming school year Gallup High School will be able to update people, and students on scores for most sports, as if fans or students are not able to make it to the game, or event, they shall be able to look up scores on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.
With this addition, Bengal Sports will be able to be seen by the fans, with updated scores, rosters, news, schedules and stats for the students and fans to keep up with all the action. This sports page will be ran by Zach Wargo, a sophomore from Gallup High School, and will be a Junior for the upcoming school year.
Following Sports will be Featured:
Girls & Boys Basketball
Track & Field
and Many more!
Social Media Platforms:
Facebook: GHSBengal Sports
Instagram: GHSBengal Sports