The Odessa Record -

Basketball varsity boys lose one, then win two


--Photo for The Record by Lauren Crosby.

Marcus King (32) dribbles the ball in a drive toward the basket as Lane Lobe sets a screen in Friday's game against Valley Christian played in Harrington.


The boys varsity basketball team lost their first game of the season to Almira/Coulee-Hartline on December 13 by a score of 45-72.

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Many of the team players had just finished a football season that went all the way to the championship game. Perhaps the team had a difficult time getting into the right mindset for basketball. For whatever reason, the play was certainly not up to the abilities these young athletes are known for.

Freshman Ryan Moffet led the offense with 19 points; Marcus King contributed seven; John DeWulf, Colt Sanford and Jaden Hunt had four each; Colton Hunt three and Camden Weber and Jayd Jennings two each.

Shooting was cold for all of the Titans. Even Moffet's 19 points were the result of making six of 23 attempted shots at the basket. From lthe free-throw line, however, he was four for four.

Sanford and C. Hunt led in rebounds with four each. Weber and DeWulf grabbed three each and Joshua Clark, King and Lane Lobe had one each.

Valley Christian

On December 16, the team had a home game in Harrington against Valley Christian of Spokane Valley. Despite the fact that most of the VC team members were taller than their O-H counterparts, the Titans dominated this game from the beginning. Ryan Moffet was hot almost beyond belief as he hit three-pointers from every side of the court, as well as field goals from all over the court. He scored 32 points in the 71-19 rout.

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Offensively, Camden Weber contributed another 16 points, also delivering 6 assists and making 3 steals.

Defensively, John DeWulf led the team with 7 rebounds.

The teams played a clean game with no player getting into foul trouble.

With all of the talent on this team, it would have been nice to see the entire bench get a bit more playing time. It must be hard to sit on the bench for an entire game that is so lop-sided and then see only a minute or two of time on the court. When the half-time score is 55-11, the outcome is already pretty clear.

Columbia (Hunters)

On December 17, the Titans traveled to Hunters to face Columbia High School. This game was also a lop-sided win for the Titans, 69-29.

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The workhorse for both offense and defense in this game was John DeWulf, who led the scoring with 16 points and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Moffet added 15 points, King 9 and Colt Sanford 7, and all but two Titans scored in the game.


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