Kodiak Daily Mirror - Bears begin three game stretch today
  
Bears begin three-game stretch today
by Derek Clarkston / sports@kodiakdailymirror.com
Jan 19, 2012 | 8 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After playing four games in four days last week, Kodiak’s boys basketball team doesn’t get much time to recoup.

The Bears begin a stretch of three games in as many days at 7 p.m. today at Grace Christian in a nonconference matchup.

That’s followed with a pair of Northern Lights Conference contests at Wasilla Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s game begins at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s tips at 1 p.m.

Kodiak is hoping to take care of the basketball in those three games. Last week, the Bears committed a season-high 36 turnovers in a loss to East Hall, Ga., and another 24 in a 22-point loss to Juneau.

“We are looking for a little more patience on offense,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “It seems like we are rushing a lot the offense. What has hurt us in some of these games is turnovers on their presses.

“We panic and it is like a hot potato in our hands once we get going.”

Kodiak beat Grace, a 3A school based in Anchorage, on its court last year by two points. Anderson, however, is focusing on Wasilla.

The Warriors defeated Kodiak in last year’s NLC title game and are ranked fourth in the state with a 5-1 record (1-0 NLC).

Kodiak is 0-1 in the NLC and 4-4 overall after going 1-3 during its four-game stretch last week.

“We want to go up there and be very competitive with these guys,” Anderson said. “We want to give them a good game and that we don’t falter at all, because these are the guys that you have to beat during regions.”

Contact Mirror writer Derek Clarkston at sports@kodiakdaily

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