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By Andrew Christiansen

Timberwolf boys split against west side teams


Andrew Christiansen

CROWED: Bryce Myra, center, battles a swarm of Seattle Christian Warriors during Saturday's game in the SunDome Shootout. Number five for Goldendale is J.C. Cline.

Goldendale romped over Bellevue Christian in the first of a holiday pair of games at the Yakima SunDome, Friday. The Wolves relied on the scoring of Kenner Milliren, who scored 14 of his game high 18 points in the first half and Dillon Shattuck, who dropped in 15.

Goldendale started slowly, but had adjusted to the strange venue by the second quarter when they pulled away for a 23-18 half time lead. A 10 point margin in the third quarter was enough to seal the win for the Wolves. Ben Cochran led the team with eight rebounds.

Game two of the SunDome Shootout was against Seattle Christian, winners of a Friday game against Yakima's Riverside Christian. It would prove to be an evenly matched game that the Warriors would eventually win 42-36.

Goldendale kept the game close by shutting down Seattle Christian's main scorer, Cody Miller, who put up 26 points against Riverside Christian. Miller accounted for 11 of the Warriors' first half points, but was held to two points, both from the foul line in the second half.

Both teams were shaky in the early going, exchanging turnovers. Dillon Shattuck hit a three point shot for the Wolves and Bryce Myra was 2-3 from the floor in the first quarter which ended with Goldendale down 11-9.

Turnovers hurt Goldendale in the second quarter. A rebounding edge kept the game from getting out of hand as the Warriors added to their lead for a 21-16 half time margin.

The teams were outstanding with ball control in the third quarter with just one turnover by Seattle Christian. However, neither team shot well with Goldendale hitting 3-16 and the Warriors just 2-12. Among the shots made by Goldendale were two three-pointers by Milliren, while the Warriors were 0-2 from long range and the game was up for grabs at 26-25 in favor of Seattle Christian.

Things got much more physical in the final quarter with the Warriors staying in front by two to three points. Bodies were flying and every shot was challenged, leading to a rash of fouls and a combined 11 turnovers.

Goldendale out-shot the Seattle Christian in the final quarter, hitting 4-11 versus 3-9, but the Warriors were 8-10 from the foul line, a five point edge over the Wolves. Taggart Anderson filled in the scoring void left by Miller's second half shutdown.

Goldendale was led by Milliren, who scored 13 points and had four rebounds. Shattuck had five points and six rebounds, Bryce Myra had eight points and three rebounds and Cochran had four rebounds for Goldendale. Briley Cameron also scored five points for the Wolves.

Andrew Christiansen

Ben Cochran races for a loose ball.

Goldendale 5 - 18 - 17 - 8 48

Bellevue Christian 9 - 9 - 7 - 13 38

Goldendale - Milliren 18, Shattuck 15, Howtopat 8, Cameron 4, Daniel Bischoff 2, Cochran 1.

Bellevue Chr. - Postma 16, McQuaid 5, Cook 5, Nakamura 4, Eaton 2, Crosby 2.

Goldendale 9 - 7 - 9 - 11 36

Seattle Christian 11 - 10 - 5 - 16 42

Goldendale - Milliren 13, Myra 8, Shattuck 5, Cameron 5, Howtopat 3, Cochran 1, Kevin Gilk 1.


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