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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Six Goldendale boys to be honored during Saturday's senior night vs. Cle Elum

 

January 31, 2018

The Timberwolves slide continued after dropping a pair of games last week to White Swan and Naches, making it five straight losses since they topped Highland on Jan. 13.

The week started last Tuesday with a nonconference, 62-58 loss on the road in White Swan, a game in which the Timberwolves led the majority of the way before a fourth-quarter Cougar comeback.

After having an off night Friday, the Timberwolves were back to the South Central Athletic Conference West slate, traveling to Naches for their second matchup with the Rangers. Although Goldendale got off to a better start than the first matchup at home on Jan. 6, the Rangers rolled, scoring the most points they have this season, handing the Wolves a 91-42 defeat.

With two games left in the regular season, Goldendale sits two games back of the fourth spot in the SCAC West standings as of Monday, needing a pair of wins and a pair of La Salle losses to potentially finish in a two, or three-way tie for fourth place.

Saturday

In their final regular season matchup with the Rangers, the Wolves came out quicker than they did in the first contest with Naches shortly after the New Year, but a high-powered Ranger offense, which scored more than 20 points in each quarter, couldn't be stopped.

The Wolves trailed by seven (20-13) after the first, but the Rangers were able to keep the points coming. They added 25 in the second and 24 more in the third quarter, outscoring Goldendale 49-22 over the middle two quarters to build the separation and cruise to the win.

Goldendale 13 11 11 7 - 42

Naches 20 25 24 22 - 91

Goldendale scoring: Alex Mains 9, Jacob Bischoff 8, Curtis Kayser 7, Conner Doubravsky 6, Justin Wells 5, Cameron Mains 2, William Finn 2, Lane Siebert 2, Corbin Bland 1.

Naches scoring: Kobe Kohls 31, Sean Coyne 21, Caleb Deaton 12, Camden Andrews 8, Alex Sloan 6, Jacob Stohr 6, Gavin Christopherson 5, Jarrett Simmons 2.

Last Tuesday

The Timberwolves made up the Jan. 9 game in White Swan last Tuesday, but couldn't hold up a fourth quarter lead over the Cougars.

The Cougars rallied for 26 points in the fourth quarter, edging the visitors 62-58 in Goldendale's last nonconference game of the season.

Trailing by two at 15-13 going into the second quarter, Goldendale struck for 20 points in the quarter while holding the Cougars to single digits, and took a 33-24 lead into halftime.

The teams kept pace in the third with the Timberwolves still clinging to a nine-point lead entering the fourth, but the Cougars caught fire.

The home team scored 11 more points in the third than they did in any other quarter, pulled ahead late, and held off the Wolves to steal the win.

The Wolves had balanced scoring after Bischoff's team-best 14 points. Cameron Mains and Doubravsky each had nine, Finn finished with eight and Alex Mains and Siebert combined for 13.

Goldendale 13 20 12 13 - 58

White Swan 15 9 12 26 - 62

Goldendale scoring: Bischoff 14, Doubravsky 9, Cameron Mains 9, Finn 8, Alex Mains 7, Siebert 6, Kayser 3, Wells 2.

White Swan scoring: Mylo Jones 17, Kupkana Leavitt 12, Teal Soaring-Eagle 12, Trumaine Sampson 10, Devin Sampson-Craig 6, Kamiakan Shavehead 5.

Up next

Goldendale closes out the regular season this weekend with games against the Granger Spartans and the Cle Elum Warriors.

The Timberwolves hope to spoil the Spartans' senior night when they head down to Granger on Friday.

They hope to finish the regular season in a winning note in the last home game this year's crop of seniors will play in. The six Goldendale seniors – Finn, Denning, Alex Mains, Bischoff, Wells, and Doubravsky – will be honored prior to Saturday's senior night matchup against the Warriors.

The home game against Cle Elum originally was set for Jan. 5, but was postponed to the later date after the Warriors couldn't make the 260 mile trip south.

The Timberwolves were supposed to have one more nonleague game at home against Columbia High (White Salmon) on Saturday, but that game was canceled. It originally was scheduled for Dec. 28 but was canceled due to slick roads.

JV sweeps Cougs

The Timberwolves junior varsity squad knocked off the Lyle-Wishram Cougars JV squad for the third time this season during Monday's 53-50 road win in Lyle.

The Timberwolves JV, led by coach Chris Siebert, knocked off Lyle-Wishram's JV on the road on Dec. 20 and at home on Jan. 16.

Nick McKune knocked down a pair of clutch free throws late to extend the Goldendale lead, and the Timberwolves had good scoring games from Hayden Lorton and Austin McKune, nine points each, and Corbin Bland, who finished with 10 points.

The Goldendale C Squad got an early taste of playing in front of the big crowd at the high school as they matched up against Klickwood (Klickitat and Glenwood) on Tuesday.

 

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