December 4th, 2011
Read it in the Nanimo Daily News
Greg Gillies helped the Mariners grind out a victory on the road against a solid UNBC squad in Prince George on Friday night.
In his first year with his home town VIU Mariners (4th year overall), Greg played his best game of the season. He was all over the floor and very involved at both ends of the court. Gillies finished the game as the M's leading scorer with 19 points, but also hauled down 7 rebounds and dropped 4 assists, in 36 minutes of action. Not only was Greg active on the offensive end, he was also locked in mentally on the defensive end and did a great job on the T-Wolves sharp shooter, Jose Araujo, holding the standout guard to just 9 points.
"I believe the trip to PG is one of most grueling trips in the country, so we were thrilled to escape with the win. Greg had a lot to do with that. We had others step up at certain times, but Greg was locked in from beginning to end and gave us a chance to win. After sitting out last year, you can see he is starting to get his game back to where he wants it to. This will be big for us moving forward in the second half", states coach Bryce of the Mariners.
Next action for the Mariners is a week long trip to Costa Mesa, California over the Christmas break. "This is something that I, and the guys have been fundraising for over the past couple years and I am excited that it is finally here. We have a couple guys that have given their heart and soul to this program over the past 5 years, so it will be a memorable trip for them in their final year. As well, I think this trip will continue to help this group get closer off the floor which should only help on the court moving forward", adds Bryce.