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Goldendale boys drop season opener by one in Mabton


Jaryd Cline

Goldendale senior Edgar Vega looks for an open man while Mabton's Diego Garza defends on Dec. 3 in Mabton.

Goldendale boys' basketball head coach Ted Wilkins said the thing he likes most about this year's edition of the Timberwolves is how aggressive they are offensively.

During their opening game on the road against the Mabton Vikings on Saturday, the Timberwolves repeatedly got to the basket for easy looks. However, the Wolves also missed many of those looks from underneath the basket during their 50-49 loss to the Vikings.

Missed opportunities and foul trouble came back to haunt the Timberwolves in the one-point loss. They knocked down just 47 percent (18-38) of their looks inside the key, many of the misses coming from point-blank range.

If it wasn't the missed lay-ins that hurt the Wol...

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