TUESDAY’S BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Wellpinit dominates opponent, Hunters picks up win on the road and Springdale falls at home
(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
Kobe Stearns leads Wellpinit to win over Moses Lake Christian…
Wellpinit nearly doubled up their opponent, Moses Lake Christian on Tuesday night, building up a massive first half lead and sailing to a 84-48 victory behind 19 points from Kobe Stearns.
The Wellpinit defense did its job in the first half, holding the Lions to just 9 points total. Not to be outdone, the Redskins offense was just as effective by putting up a blistering 42 points of their own to take a commanding 33 point lead into the half.
While the Lion offense woke up some in the second half, their defense still couldn’t find any answers for Stearns and the Wellpinit (3-0) sharpshooters.
Smokey Abrahamson had a good game himself with 13 points, and teammate Jason Flett had another 9 in the win.
Next up is a home game with Almira-Coulee-Hartline for Wellpinit Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Springdale falls at home
Springdale spent the evening trying to keep things close, but even a late game rally wasn’t enough to overcome the visitors from Wilbur-Creston on Tuesday night who took the game 45-38.
The Wildcats worked up an 11 point lead by halftime, but Springdale worked hard to get back into it, playing much stronger in the second half and cutting into that lead. Ten points on the night from Devin Glenn lead the charge, but it ultimately wasn’t enough to turn the tides completely.
Avery Kitt and Ezric Green each added eight points in the game for Springdale (1-1) to round out the top scorers for the team.
The Chargers will next head to Republic to take on the Tigers Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
Hunters gets win on road
Hunters headed west on Tuesday for a game with Wilson Creek and headed home with their first win on the season, defeating the Devils 49-30.
Ryan Reynolds scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to power the Lions to the win, and August Wagner pitched in 15 points and 4 steals on the night. Trey Young also put up double digits in scoring with 11.
The Lions (1-2) will travel to take on Northwest Christian in their next game scheduled for Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.