Great Home Court Advantage at Rock Bridge

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Sunday, January 29 2006 Jan 29, 2006 Sunday, January 29, 2006 10:56:39 PM CST January 29, 2006 in Sports

Logan Grey says, Since I've been here I don't know if we've lost a home game. At least I can't remember."

Rock Bridge coach Jim Scanlon says, "It's been a while. We've had some pretty good success here. We didn't lose here last year and this year we haven't lost."

You need to go back to December of 2003, when Hickman beat the Bruins. Maybe they wanted to forget that.

Darkow: "That was my varsity debut my freshman year it wasn't very good game. It was bad."

Coach Scanlon says, "It's the best following we've had since I've been here and the kids feed off that."

And when it comes to feeding, the Bruins feed the bear.

Bret "the bear" Gifford: "I don't think coach ever called me by my first name in a long time.

Don't worry, everyone knows about the bear.

"Brett Gifford picked up the nickname 'the bear' a few years ago. And we tell them feed the bear because if he's hungry you want to give it to him," explained Coach Scanlon.

Gray says, "[We] kinda feed off him cause he can open things up for a lot of other people. We say feed the bear and that means lets get Brett going."

So feeding the 6-foot-10, 250 pound bear is okay in this gym. Brett the Bruin, isn't your average bear.

Gifford says, "I used to dance in front of the team. I moved kinda slow my sophomore year and I moved kinda slow. I guess he just called me the bear because I was so big."

And now we know why no visitors mess around in the Bruins den.

Gifford says, "Oh yeah, my cave, I gotta protect my cave."

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