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Saturday’s Boys Basketball: Adna Holds Off Hurricanes

By The Chronicle

ADNA — Mount Vernon Christian made a charge in the fourth quarter but the Pirates were able to withstand the Hurricane and earn a 49-45 win in a non-league boys basketball game here on Saturday.

Braden Thomas led Adna with 14 points and seven rebounds. Chase Collins added nine points and Trevor Minkoff, Abel Ingle and Zach Berg each contributed seven points.

Josh Denton scored 14 points for the Hurricanes. Ben Rozema added 12 points and Matt Wyatt chipped in 10 points.

The Pirates jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter and expanded the lead to 29-16 at halftime. Mount Vernon Christian made a charge in the second half, including outscoring the Pirates 15-5 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough.

“We didn’t play very well. It was kind of a bad combination of lots of foul trouble with some poor execution and we didn’t shoot it very well. To get a win, we’ll take it,” Adna coach Luke Salme said. “It was a weird, quiet afternoon Saturday game against an unfamiliar opponent. The only positive we can say is it was a win and not a loss.”

Adna (3-0) hosts Onalaska on Monday in a non-league game.

Napavine Hangs On For Win Against White Swan

NAPAVINE — Keith Olson and Cade Evander each scored at least 25 points to lead the Tigers to a 67-65 win against White Swan in a non-league boys basketball game here on Saturday.

Evander had a double-double with 25 points on 11 of 18 shooting and 10 rebounds. Keith Olson tallied 29 points on 12 of 19 shooting and seven rebounds.

Kupkana Leavitt led the Cougars with 18 points. Fred Lewis and Teal Soaring-Eagle each added 14 points and Devin Sampson-Craig chipped in 12 points.

The Tigers shot 58 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle, 33-18, due to their size advantage inside.

“I’m happy with how we played. White Swan has a really good team, they shoot the ball really well and they’re a tough matchup,” Napavine coach Rex Stanley said. “They play small and try to spread you out. We’re big, that created some problems. We were able to hang in there and take advantage of our size inside and able to pull it out.”

The game was tied at 16 after one but the Cougars gained a 36-28 lead at halftime. Napavine closed the gap and trailed 53-48 going into the fourth quarter. The Tigers hit some timely 3’s in the final frame and took the lead with less than three minutes remaining, making some defensive stops and hitting free throws down the stretch to complete the victory.

Napavine (3-0) travels to Castle Rock on Monday.

At Adna

PIRATES 49, HURRICANES 45

Mt. Vernon 7 9 14 15 —45

Adna 17 12 13 5 —49

Mt. Vernon Chrisitan (45) — Denton 14, Lubbers 3, VanderArk 6, Rozema 12, Wyatt 10

FG: 13 of 38 —.342 FT: 16 of 25 —.640 Reb: 24

Adna (49) — Blankenship-Todd 2, Thomas 14, Werner 2, Collins 9, Ingle 7, Minkoff 7, Berg 7, Ames 1

FG: 18 of 46 —.391 FT: 12 of 24 —.500 Reb: 25 (Thomas 7)

At Napavine

TIGERS 67, COUGARS 65

White Swan 16 20 17 12 —65

Napavine 16 12 20 19 —67

White Swan (65) — Sampson-Craig 12, Leavitt 18, F. Lewis 14, D. Lewis 3, Soaring-Eagle 14, Watlamet 4

FG: 28 of 60 —.466 FT: 3 of 3 —1.00 Reb: 18

Napavine (67) — Evander 25, Olson 29, Demarest 6, Parker 4, Perz-Stewart 1, Watts 2

FG: 29 of 50 —.580 FT: 6 of 8 —.750 Reb: 33 (Evander 10, Olson 7)

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