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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Rangers crush Wolves in first game after break

 

January 10, 2018

JARYD CLINE

TO THE HOOP: Goldendale senior William Finn drives to the basket during Goldendale's loss to the Rangers on Jan. 6.

Playing in their first game since returning to school on Jan. 3, the Goldendale boys hoops team couldn't overcome a big first quarter deficit during last Saturday's league match up against the Naches Rangers. The Timberwolves fell into a 30-3 hole after the first eight minutes, and although they picked up their play over the final three quarters, there was no coming back from a 27-point, first half hole. The Rangers cruised to an 81-38 win over the home team, dropping the Timberwolves to 2-8 overall and 1-

4 in South Central Athletic Conference West play. Naches was able to score the first 15 points of the game, and held the Timberwolves scoreless until senior Conner Doubravsky's jumper with 3:47 left. The Rangers, who brought full court pressure on defense from the beginning, forced countless turnovers that went the other way for easy layins. Coming out with more energy and aggression in the second quarter, Goldendale scored eight of the first 10 points in the period, but the first quarter dent was too big to overcome. The Rangers continues scoring though, putting up a season-high 81 points while holding Goldendale to its second lowest scoring output of

the season. The Timberwolves got a big boost by the return of senior forward Alex Mains, who came in off the bench in his first game in almost a month. Mains had some nice drives to the basket which resulted in layins or free throws, and the senior continued to play with a full motor with the game decided in the second half. Prior to the Naches game, Goldendale was supposed to host the CleElum Warriors a day earlier on Jan. 5, but that game was postponed due to slick roads. The Timberwolves were on the road against old SCAC rival White Swan on Tuesday, but results weren't available at press time.

 

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