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Prep Boys Basketball Roundup

TLG earns first league win with big fourth-quarter comeback

Justin Holly scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as Trout Lake-Glenwood rallied to beat Bickleton, 70-67, last Saturday for its first Greater Columbia B League victory.

Holly culminated TLG’s comeback when he stole the ball and made a layup that gave the visitors a 68-67 edge with 30 seconds to play.

Tim Dearden had 16 points and Shay Smith added 13 for TLG (1-4 in GCB, 4-7 overall), which outscored the host Pirates 27-17 in the fourth quarter.

Bickleton (1-5, 3-10), which led 34-28 at halftime and 60-53 entering the final stanza, got 25 points from Eric Hess.

TLG 70 (14-14-25-27) — Justin Holly 29, Tim Dearden 16, Shay Smith 13, Devin Dean 5, Ty Scoggins 4, Bradley Woodruff 3.

PIRATES 67 (15-19-16-17) — Eric Hess 25, Tyler Jensen 14, Cody Loomis 12, Tyler Collins 7, Alex Whitmore 2, Ryan Bravo 2.

Mabton 57, at Lyle 26: The Vikings netted 3-pointers on three consecutive second-quarter possessions Friday to break open their GCB encounter with the Cougars.

The long-range baskets midway through the pivotal period extended Mabton’s lead from 17-13 to 26-13. The closest Lyle got after that was 10 points (28-18) early in the third quarter.

Mabton (6-1, 11-3) closed out the third frame with an 11-0 run that put the game out of Lyle’s reach.

Eric Tellez and Alex Zavala each scored 15 points for the 10th-ranked Vikings.

For the Cougars (3-3, 5-9), Justin Griffin had six points and seven rebounds.

Leading scorer Joey Nelson finished with seven points but sat out the third quarter after injuring a wrist late in the second. He returned with 5:05 left in the fourth, but after Mabton had the game firmly in hand.

“We competed for most of the first quarter,” Cougars Coach Joe Bales noted, “then we quit defending and they hit four 3’s in a short period of time and that was it for us.”

Lyle’s only lead of the night came at 6-4, on a pair of Tyler Wells free throws with 2:48 remaining in the first quarter.

VIKINGS 57 (12-16-14-15) — Eric Tellez 15, Alex Zavala 15, Andy Rodriguez 7, Ricardo Mejia 5, Tyler Herrera 5, Luis Quintero 4, Enrique Huecias 2, Sanchez 2, Smith 2. FGs] (2) 23; (3) 6. FTs: 5-8. Rebounds] 24. Assists] 13. Steals] 7. Fouls] 9. Fouled out] None.

COUGARS 26 (6-10-4-6) — Joey Nelson 7, Justin Griffin 6, Doug Single 6, Reggie Grace 5, Tyler Wells 2, Justin Bodolay 0, Brady Huffman 0, Michael Eiesland 0, Ty Freemantle 0. FGs] (2) 8 (Single 3); (3) 2 (Grace 1, Nelson 1). FTs: 4-6 (Wells 2-2, Griffin 2-4). Rebounds: 17 (Griffin 7, Single 4). Assists] 6 (Grace 2, Nelson 2). Steals] 9 (Nelson 2, Griffin 2). Fouls] 12. Fouled out] None.

Officials — Tom Peachey, Dave VanLaar, Ken Lujan.

At Sunnyside Christian 68, Klickitat 33: The Knights built first-half leads of 18-5 and 32-10 last Friday en route to their sixth GCB victory and 11th overall in 13 outings.

J.J Keys led the Vandals (2-4, 5-9), who lost their third in a row, with 14 points. Michael McConville added 11.

VANDALS 33 (5-5-8-15) — J.J. Keys 14, Michael McConville 11, Richard McConville 5, Cory Fakesch 2, Jeromie Mason 1.

KNIGHTS 68 (18-14-21-15) — Chad Den Boer 16, Aaron Van de Graaf 16, Joel Koopmans 10, Haak 8, Burgers 6, Bosma 2, De Vries 2, De Jong 2, C. Van de Graaf 2, Van Oostrum 2, Meininger 2.

Riverside Christian 53, at Trout Lake-Glenwood 40 — The Crusaders asserted themselves in the third quarter of last Friday’s GCB encounter in Trout Lake.

Riverside broke a 24-all halftime tie by outscoring TLG 18-10 in the third period. It backed that up with an 11-6 fourth-quarter finish.

The Crusaders’ Chris Pynch led all scorers with 27 points.

Justin Holly scored 17 to lead TLG and Tim Dearden had 12.

CRUSADERS 53 (13-11-18-11) — Chris Pynch 27, Trevor Pynch 12, Doornink 8, Cates 4, Van Beek 2.

TLG 40 (9-15-10-6) — Justin Holly 17, Tim Dearden 12, Shay Smith 6, Devin Dean 3, Bradley Woodruff 2.

At Arlington, Ore. 66, Klickitat 60: The Vandals held a 34-32 edge at halftime of the Jan. 17 non-league game but couldn’t hold onto the lead in the second half.

J.J. Keys paced the Vandals (5-8) with 23 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

Hershel Sanchey added 16 points for Klickitat, which lost its third in a row despite making 49 percent of its field-goal attempts.

VANDALS 60 (14-20-16-10) — J.J. Keys 23, Hershel Sanchey 16, Richard McConville 9, Cory Fakesch 8, Jeromie Mason 2, Seth Davis 2. FGs] (2) 19-34, 55.9% (Fakesch 4-6, Sanchey 6-9, Keys 4-8); (3) 4-14, 28.6% (Keys 3-8). FTs] 10-18, 55.6% (Keys 6-9, McConville 3-5). Rebounds] 28 (13 off., 15 def.; Keys 3-5/8). Assists] 7 (Mason 5). Steals] 18 (Keys 4, Sanchey 4). Blocks] 0. Turnovers] 20.

HONKERS 66 (18-14-20-14) — Not available.

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