Frosh Boys post win
- Madras Pioneer - Sports
>Win opener against Crook
Madras High School's freshman boys basketball team used balanced outputs led by Ivan Alonzo and Steven James, respectively, to stampede to wins over Crook County and Sisters in its opening week of action.
The youngest squad of White Buffalos raced to a 19-9 lead after the opening quarter of its season opener against Crook County on the way to a 61-34 win.
Later in the week, Madras headed to Sisters and came back with a 59-48 win which James had 17 points in to trim Alonso's 16.
In tghe Nov. 28 game with Crook County at Jefferson County Middle School in Madras the Buffs were more balanced. Adding to Alonso's team-high 11 points with seven each were Rod Adams, Luke Telfer, Manuel Green and Devin Reece. Six were scored by James and four by Matt Zistel.
There was a strong defense shown in the second quarter by Madras, said coach Reece, before the Cowboys rallied in the third stanza. But the 13-11 edge Crook County enjoyed in the eight minutes after halftime could only cut the Madras lead to 44-27 headed into the final period.
In the game at Sisters Madras came from behind after spotting the Outlaws an 18-6 lead after the opening eight minutes. A 24-10 run by the Buffs in the second quarter pulled the freshmen into a 30-28 lead.
James and Alonzo's one-two punch contributed over half of the 59 points Madras scored while limiting Sisters to 48.
Aaron Main and Carter Gill got into the act at Sisters for the freshmen by scoring six points each while Zistel and Reece split the other 10 points Madras had with five each.
Most of the freshman games for Madras are played at Jefferson County Middle School at the same time the junior varsity is battling at the high school gym.