Sun Valley boys
trim Mushers 71-59
and depth normally aren’t bragging points for The Community School boys’
were responsible for Friday night’s 71-59 home success over Camas County—the
first Cutthroat win of the season and also their first Northside
Cutthroats (1-2, 1-0 league) out-rebounded the Mushers 24-10 in the second
half and turned a 34-28 half-time deficit into a 12-point win.
Stanek (22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals) enjoyed a big night for the
Cutthroats and 6-2 soph Adrian Charbonnet came off the bench to score a
team-high 23 points with 9 rebounds and 2 steals.
6-3 Cutthroat captain, added 8 of his 9 boards after intermission as The
Community School ended up with a 37-26 rebounding edge.
Blodgett, Camas County’s senior guard, tallied a game-high 24 including
5-for-11 from behind the 3-point circle.
It was a
sweet win for coach Mike Wade, whose Cutthroats were beaten three times by
Camas County last season including a 10-point Northside Conference
tournament decision that ousted Sun Valley from the tourney.
"It was a good win, especially since Camas was ranked third and we
were sixth in the pre-season polls.
did a much better job running our offense in the second half—good
screens, cuts and some easy baskets.
the big thing was rebounding. They beat us in the paint in the second
quarter. We came out and rebounded well in the second half."
made a defensive switch at half-time that helped swing the tide to The
first half, he assigned his best defensive player, 5-9 junior Drew
Detwiler, to guard leading Musher scorer Blodgett. Blodgett can turn a
game around with his 3-point shooting from long, long range.
drilled two 3-pointers in the first quarter and junior guard Nate Dalin
scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half sparking Camas County to a
lead that reached 10 points before two late Charbonnet buckets made it
34-28 Camas County at half-time.
decided to add height on defense and switched 6-1 Stanek over to guard 6-0
Blodgett. The move disrupted the Musher offense and led to missed shots
that gave the Cutthroats the boards. Detwiler’s tough defense limited
Dalin to 3 points and no field goals after half.
Camas entered the fourth with a 47-43 lead after Blodgett sank a 3-pointer
in the final seconds.
when the Cutthroats embarked on a 19-5 run in the first six minutes of the
fourth—Charbonnet on fire making 14 of his 23 points, Stanek adding 7
points and Koffler pulling down 5 fourth-quarter boards.
County’s foul troubles (four Mushers fouled out) provided the Cutthroats
with easier access close to the basket. The Cutthroats made 11-of-20 free
throws in the fourth, and 21-42 for the game.
Weston quietly contributed 8 points (4-for-4 charities) and 4 assists.
showed courage and leadership and ended with 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4
steals and 5 assists. Koffler added 6 points, John Hayes (2 steals, 2
assists) had 3 points, Bret Watson 2, Jimmy Fairchild 2 and Ryan Drew 1.
(0-3), Eric McGuire scored 12 points and Dalin and Lucas Goncalves had 8
varsity action the Cutthroats collected a pair of wins last week to even
their record at 2-2.
Fairchild tallied 16 points as The Community School outscored the visiting
ISDB Raptors 40-34. Luc McCann added 8 points.
JV Cutthroats held off a late charge by the Camas County Mushers (0-3) and
prevailed 62-53 in The Fish Tank. Fairchild led the way again with 21
Durtschi added 13 points including 5-for-6 at the free throw line in the
fourth quarter. A.J. Beesley had 12 points, Ben Larroquette 9, Ben
Dreyfuss 3, Hunter Smith 2 and McCann 2. For the Mushers, Steve Vouch
scored 16 points, Zack Lee 15 and Michael Blodgett 14.