|12/19/2012 6:08:00 PM|
Chelan boys, girls showcase victories
|Aaron Schramm completes a steal with a slam dunk against Cle Elum.|
|Photos by Brandie Lovato|
Chelanís Abby Phelps fights her way between Warrior defenders.
About 4 minutes into the boys basketball game between Chelan High School and Cle Elum, Michael Amsel, Jr., took a loose ball, dribbled between defenders and made a smooth behind-the-back pass to Erick Oscarson for an easy layup that put the Goats up 10-2 on the way to a 14-5 lead after the first quarter.
It looked like the rout was on.
But Cle Elum played a scrappy game, forcing the Goats to focus on hanging onto a 50-42 non-league victory Wednesday (Dec. 12) at the Town Toyota Center's High School Basketball Showcase in Wenatchee.
"We did a few things that let them crawl back in," said Chelan Coach Joe Harris. "They were pesky and we let that get to us."
But when it counted the most, the Goats toughened up and never relinquished the lead.
Chelan led 42-32 going into the fourth quarter but the Warriors quickly closed the gap to 45-40 capped by a pair of clutch free throws.
After Chelan's defense helped wipe about 2 minutes off the clock, Kai Clausen responded with a medium-length jumper with 1:44 to play.
Cle Elum then missed a field goal and the front end of a bonus, and the Goats converted four of four free throws to ice the game.
Oscarson was a steady force throughout, leading the Goats with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Hank Hollingsworth, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, cleared seven rebounds and added 4 points and made two crucial plays to keep the Warriors at bay. And Aaron Scramm, a 6-foot-5 senior, was late for the game after visiting his doctor, but still had six rebounds and the most spectacular basket of the night.
Early in the second half, Cle Elum made its best run of the game, closing the score to 27-25 with four converted free throws. But Oscarson made two free throws, Clausen hit a mid-range jumper and, after Cle Elum made one free throw, Hollingsworth drew a foul and made both shots for a 33-26 lead with 4:23 to play.
Hollingsworth then slapped a Warrior shot away, but undaunted, the Warriors scrambled for the loose ball and hit a 3-pointer to pull within 33-29.
On the Warriors' next possession, Schramm made a steal near midcourt, dribbled toward the unguarded basket and slammed the ball home.
"Aaron came in and gave us an immediate lift," Harris said.
The emotional boost carried the Goats to a 39-32 lead after three quarters to set up the late heroics.
Dec. 12 at the Town Toyota Center
Cle-Elum Warriors 5 14 13 10_42
Chelan Goats 14 12 13 11_50
Chelan Goats: Aaron Schramm 6r, 2p; Michael Amsel Jr. 3; Kai Clausen 8; Hank Hollingsworth 7r, 4p; Erick Oscarson 11r, 15p; Franklin Rosas 4; Jared Anderson 6; Ivan Rodriguez 7; Eli Jenkins 1; TOTAL FG%: 1st half 12-36(.333), 2nd half 6-30(.200), Game 18-66(.273)
3-Pt FG%: 1st half 0-0(.000), 2nd half 0-0(.000), Game 0-0(.000) FT%: Game 14-26(.538)
Lady Goats 65
Cle Elum 35
It took about half of last season for the Chelan Girls Basketball team to hit their stride and make a dramatic run through the playoffs.
This season, with a host of returning starters forged by last season's trials, the Lady Goats look like they were in mid-season form, defeating the overmatched Cle Elum Lady Warriors, 65-35, in a non-league game Wednesday at the Town Toyota Center's High School Basketball Showcase in Wenatchee.
Courtney Dietrich, a 6-foot-1 senior, gobbled up 18 rebounds and scored 16 points while 5-10 junior Abby Phelps had 10 rebounds and 8 points.
Point Guard Emily Schramm scored 15 points and junior Megan Robinson had one of her finest games with 12 points.
The outcome was never in doubt as Hailey Habich opened the game with a 3-pointer, Scramm made a steal and scored and Dietrich scored off an offensive rebound to help build an 8-1 lead about 2 minutes into the game.
Chelan Coach Frank Phelps emptied his bench, playing all 10 Lady Goats.
"We kind of jumped on them early and maintained a cushion," Phelps said. "They didn't roll over and die but our girls did respond."
Cle Elum's Carlee Creager led all scorers with 26 of her team's 35 points.
Dec. 12 at the Town Toyota Center
Cle-Elum Warriors 8 10 5 12_35
Chelan Lady Goats 18 12 17 18_65
Cle-Elum Warriors 12: TOTAL FG%: 1st half 4-21(.190), 2nd half 6-26(.231), Game 10-47(.213), 3-Pt FG%: 1st half 1-6(.167), 2nd half 2-8(.250), Game 3-14(.214) FT%: Game 12-15(.800)
Chelan Lady Goats: Courtney Dietrich 18r, 16p; Sam Cooper 3; Megan Robinson 12; Emily Schramm 15; Emma Stockholm 3; Hailey Habich 8; Abby Phelps 10r, 8p. TOTAL FG%: 1st half 12-27(.444), 2nd half 15-38(.395), Game 27-65(.415), 3-Pt FG%: 1st half 2-6(.333), 2nd half 3-4(.750), Game 5-10(.500) FT%: Game 6-16(.375)
Manson Boys 43, Pateros 39
By Vince Lovato, Mirror Editor
Manson's Olegario Orozco must have felt lonely waiting under the basket for a crucial pass late in the game that would lead to an uncontested layup.
His teammates were scrambling for a loose ball near the sideline as the Trojans held a precarious 41-39 lead over Pateros with about 20 seconds left to play in Wednesday's non-league match at the Town Toyota Center's High School Basketball Showcase.
The Trojans finally came up with the ball, and had to make two passes before finding Orozco alone under the basket.
His basket gave the Trojans a 43-39 lead that held up for the last 18 seconds of the game.
Manson (2-1) has been in heart-stopping finishes in all three of its games this season, splitting two thrillers with Entiat before staring down the Billy Goats.
"We struggled to score from the outside and had far too many turnovers," said Trojan Coach Erik Helleson. "But we turned up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter, spearheaded by Jesus Sanchez."
The Trojans trailed 35-32 going into the fourth quarter but held Pateros to 4 points while scoring 11 of their own.
"Pateros did a very good job slowing the game down and packing into a zone," Helleson said.
It's a strategy teams use to contain Manson's dominate center, 6-foot-1 junior Alex Vanderholm, who still scored 13 points and cleared 14 rebounds.
It was a team effort, as Orozco had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals while Sanchez chalked up 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals.
Sanchez also hit both ends of a one-plus-one that gave Manson a 41-39 lead with 1:42 to play and set up Orozco's lonely layin.
Individual highlights: Alex Vanderholm: 13 pts and 14 rebounds, Olegario Orozco: 12 points 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals; Jesus Sanchez: 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals and 2 free throws at the end of the game to clinch.
Team Highlights: 22 offensive rebounds, 13 steals, 15 assists
Pateros 42, Manson Girls 22
From Coach Kurt Toolson
The Lady Trojans squared off against the Pateros Nannies at the Town Toyota Center on Wednesday (Dec. 12). Pateros is undefeated this season with wins against quality opponents, so we knew we would have our hands full. Playing in the TTC is great fun and something the girls look forward to.
Manson went down to defeat with a final score of 42-22. The score doesn't tell the story of the game though. We were ahead of Pateros until the last 3 minutes of the first half. Easter of Pateros drained 3 straight 3 pointers on consecutive trips down the floor to give the Nannies a nice lead that they would never relinquish. I thought we played great defense the first half and did a good job against the full-court pressure we faced.
Unfortunately, we hit a dry spell in the second half, really struggling to make shots. The grim stats show us shooting less than 10 percent for the half. We also got a little tired which caused us to foul more frequently and give them some easy points at the free throw line. All said though, I felt like we made improvements this game and was something to build on.
Individual Stats: Itzel Castro - 8 points, Kendra Ellsworth - 5 points, Jaque Guillen - 4 points, Raechel Vanderholm - 2 points, Ruby Garcia - 3 points.
Waterville 64, Manson boys 56
From Coach Erik Helleson
A poor first quarter (6-16) ultimately derailed us in a hotly contested game in Waterville. I really liked the spirit our guys showed as they fought back to climb within 4 points at three different times in the fourth quarter. However, costly turnovers (22 total) and poor shooting (31 percent) was too much to overcome. Every instance I thought we were ready to get over the hump a turnover and missed chip shots would prevent us from getting all the way back.
It was a benchmark game since Waterville had previously defeated two teams in our league.
Manson (2-2) travels to the Waterville Christmas Tournament Dec. 27.
Individual highlights: Alex Vanderholm: 18 pts and 18 rebounds, Paul Toolson 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 turnovers, Salvador Leyva 20 points and 10 turnovers
Team Highlights: 17 offensive rebounds, 16 steals, 22 turnovers
Entiat girls win two more
From Coach Bill Edwardson
Entiat's Deserie Parks scored 16 points and Jaelyn Davis added 14 as the Lady Tigers defeated Liberty Bell, 73-33, Friday at the Town Toyota Center.
ENTIAT SCORERS: Brittony Lamb 11, Deserie Parks 16, Taylor Long 1, Malaki Ledbeter 2, Jaelyn Davis 14, Taylor Southard 3, Julianna Edwardson 8, Aryanna Mendoza 2, Yumi Sanford 10, Cierra Kohlman 2, Monica Delgado 4.
On Saturday, Entiat defeated Easton 88-11.
Brittony Lamb 11, Deserie Parks 14, Taylor Long 8, Malaki Ledbeter 4, Jaelyn Davis 10, Taylor Southard 14, Julianna Edwardson 15, Aryanna Mendoza 6, Yumi Sanford 4, Cierra Kohlman 0, Monica Delgado 2
Good wins over the weekend and everyone got a chance to play and get experience. Our record is now 5-1.
Entiat traveled to Liberty Bell Tuesday and then host Oroville Friday before taking some time off over the holidays.
Liberty Bell 61, Entiat boys 37
From Lee Southard
Entiat only scored 2-points in the second quarter. Liberty Bell shot the ball very well from 10-15 feet. Entiat had countless turnovers in the second half and played suspect defense.
Jake Hughes Entiat's starting center out at least two weeks with sprained ankle.
Dec. 14 at the Town Toyota Center
Friday Game Summary
Entiat High School Boys Varsity Basketball
Liberty Bell 11 10 22 18_61
Entiat 12 02 11 12_37
ENTIAT: Trang Tran - 03, Truong Tran - 10, Noe Quezada - 04, Jorge Severiano - 04, Ali Arias - 0, Gilberto Murillo - 05, Daylon Harn - 02, Kevin Wooldridge - 0, Alberto Quezada - 0, Jake Hughes - 0, Jeremy Davis - 07, Ricky Lopez - 02.
Liberty Bell: Mikey Michael - 02, Cesar Dominguez - 03, Austin Watson - 18, Jaymis Hanson - 04, Logan Szafas - 14, Willy Duguay - 07, Daniel Sonnichsen - 05, Liam Daily - 04, Weslee Pilkinton - 04, Garrett Dornfield - 0.
Chelan boys 55, Tonasket 34
Dec. 15 at Tonasket High School. Caribou Trail League game
Chelan Goats 6 8 20 21_55
Tonasket Tigers 7 11 8 8_34
Michael Amsel Jr. 18; Kai Clausen 6; Aaron Schramm 10r, 11p, 1b; Erick Oscarson 11; Hank Hollingsworth 9.
Chelan Goats Team stats: TOTAL FG%: 1st half 7-26(.269) 2nd half 16-26(.615) Game 23-52(.442), 3-Pt FG%: 1st half 0-1(.000) 2nd half 0-0(.000) Game 0-1(.000) FT%: Game 9-11(.818)
Tonasket Tigers: TOTAL FG%: 1st half 8-28(.286) 2nd half 4-21(.190) Game 12-49(.245) 3-Pt FG%: 1st half 2-12(.167) 2nd half 1-10(.100) Game 3-22(.136), FT%: Game 7-11(.636)
Chelan girls 68, Tonasket 22
Dec. 15 at Tonasket High School. Caribou Trail League game OFFICIAL
Chelan Lady Goats 25 23 10 10_68
Tonasket Lady Tiger 10 3 7 2_22
Chelan Scoring: Courtney Dietrich 10; Emily Schramm 7; Lupe Villasenor 2; Emma Stockholm 8; Maddie Dietrich 3; Sam Cooper 3; Megan Robinson 11; Hailey Habich 12; Abby Phelps 12.
TOTAL FG%: 1st half 19-31(.613) 2nd half 9-22(.409) Game 28-53(.528)
3-Pt FG%: 1st half 7-11(.636) 2nd half 0-6(.000) Game 7-17(.412)
FT%: Game 5-10(.500)
Tonasket Lady Tigers: TOTAL FG%: 1st half 4-13(.308) 2nd half 4-13(.308) Game 8-26(.308), 3-Pt FG%: 1st half 1-3(.333) 2nd half 1-5(.200) Game 2-8(.250), FT%: Game 4-9(.444)
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