|2/19/2014 11:21:00 PM|
Chelan boys hanging on
|Chelan’s Tanner Hendricks shoots a contested lay-up during last Tuesday’s game against Cascade in Chelan.|
The Chelan Goats travelled to Okanogan last weekend to compete in the Bi-District championships. After losing its first game of the tournament, the Goats bounced back by eliminating the Freeman Scotties, 39-29, last Saturday, Feb. 15.
Chelan started the week with a CTL play-in game against rival Cascade. The game was close, but the Goats held on for a 53-49 win.
Chelan came to play in the first half. The Goats took a 17-12 lead after the first quarter, and continued to play well in the second quarter to earn a 31-22 lead at halftime.
The Goats continued its excellent play in the third quarter, increasing the lead to 14-points by the end of the third. Cascade made a push in the fourth quarter, out-scoring the Goats by 10 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome the lead Chelan had built as the Goats ended the Kodiaks season.
The key difference was shooting, as the Goats shot 47.8 percent from the field compared to Cascade's 37 percent shooting. Chelan also had a strong advantage on the boards, out-rebounding the Kodiaks 36-20.
Chelan vs. Cascade Stats
Points: Hank Hollingsworth 21, Kyle James 8, Ivan Rodriguez 7
Rebounds: Hollingsworth 16, Luke Gleasman 6
Assists: Rodriguez 4, Mason McClellan 3
The win earned Chelan a spot in the Bi-District tournament. The Goats traveled to Omak to take on the Lakeside Eagles. Chelan played a tough game, but fell to the Eagles, 63-49.
In the first quarter, the Goats played well, earning a 16-12 lead after the first. Lakeside came back in the second quarter and tied the game at 26 at halftime.
Lakeside made its move in the third quarter. The Eagles held the Goats in check, out-scoring Chelan 19-9 in the third quarter to open up a 10-point lead after three. Lakeside cruised to the win in the fourth quarter.
Chelan was better on the boards than Lakeside, out-rebounding the Eagles 35-25. The Goats also shot better from the field than the Eagles, with Chelan making 50 percent of its shots while Lakeside made 33.3 percent.
The big stat in this game was turnovers. Chelan turned the ball over 30 times, while Lakeside had eight turnovers.
Chelan vs. Lakeside Stats
Points: Ivan Rodriguez 16, Hank Hollingsworth 13, Jared Anderson 6
Rebounds: Hollingsworth 15, Rodriguez 5
With the loss, Chelan played in a loser-out game against Freeman, earning the 39-29 win.
The first half was dominated by Chelan. The first quarter was low-scoring, but the Goats held an 8-4 lead. Chelan played solid defense in the second quarter, holding Freeman to one point while the Goats put 13 points on the board to make it 21-5 at the half.
Freeman played great in the second half. The Scotties out-scored the Goats 24-18 in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Chelan lead.
Freeman did not have a great game shooting, making just 15.9 percent of its shots from the field. The Goats shot 43.6 percent from the field.
Chelan vs. Freeman Stats
Points: Kyle James 10, Hank Hollingsworth 8, Ivan Rodriguez 7
Rebounds: Hollingsworth 7, Jared Anderson 5, James 5
Chelan has a tough task ahead of them this weekend. With the win against Freeman, Chelan advances to face the Cashmere Bulldogs in a loser-out game this Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at West Valley High School in Spokane. If Chelan wins that game, it will face the winner of the Lakeside-Riverside game for a chance to be the third team advancing to Regionals.
Matt Baide can be reached at 509-682-2213 or by email
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