two, still push Hansen to limit
Boys open cage
the smiles on the faces of Mike Wade’s players and The Community School
home fans, you’d have thought the Cutthroats won Friday’s 2001-02 home
boys’ basketball debut against Hansen.
but they won the People’s Choice award for effort and resourcefulness.
because the Cutthroats ended up playing with only four players for the
final three minutes—and just three for the final 48 seconds.
(1-0) outpointed coach Wade’s fiesty squad 14-8 in the fourth and
prevailed 56-50 chiefly because five Cutthroats fouled out in the last six
minutes. The Huskies outscored the Cutthroats 23-4 at the free throw line.
that fun!" said Wade with sincerity after the game.
not to the final score or his team’s personal foul problems, but to the
way his remaining players rose to the challenge and actually drew to
within four points with a minute remaining.
years of building a basketball program, playing shorthanded has become
something of a tradition at The Community School. Wade said, "It used
to be we’d be in that situation so often that we’d practice the 2-1-1
bad Cutthroats started dropping like flies, because Hansen and The
Community School battled tooth-and-claw and were tied 42-42 after three
had decent rebounding and did a better job running our offense," Wade
open man, the Cutthroats amassed 22 field goals to Hansen’s 16, and had
15 assists led by Zac Koffler (4) and John Hayes (4). Hansen out-rebounded
the Cutthroats 34-28. Koffler led the way with 8 boards and 4 blocked
Cutthroats, despite trailing by 10 in the first, constantly fought back.
Adrian Charbonnet tallied 10 of his team-high 12 points in the first half
and Jimmy Fairchild added 8 points, 3 boards and 3 steals before leaving
with a gimpy knee in the fourth.
scored only 2 points, senior Josh Stanek fueled the relentless Cutthroat
rallies with 4 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists. He played excellent
defense on Hansen’s best player, senior Miguel Dos Santos(a game-high 18
pleased with our defensive play, especially Josh Stanek in the first half
when his strong defense shook up Dos Santos," said Wade.
Cutthroats passed up the outside shot and hammered it inside until
disappearing players forced them to shoot from the perimeter. Ryan Drew
(10 points, 4 rebounds) made two 3-pointers and narrowly missed a few
Cutthroat scorers were Hayes 8 points, Ethan Weston 4 points and 3 boards,
and Bret Watson 2 points. For Hansen, 6-1 senior Paul Stanger had 17
points and 5 assists, and Cody Fowers added 8 rebounds.
night, host Murtaugh outscored the Cutthroats 28-6 in the first quarter
and rolled to a 71-45 non-conference win. Charbonnet had 11 points, Drew
10 including a 3-pointer, Fairchild 8, Watson 7, Stanek 5, Koffler 2 and
the first two games, Wade said, "We’ve played eight quarters, and
seven were decent quarters." The Cutthroats host Shoshone Thursday,
Dec. 6 and Camas County on Friday, Dec. 7.