Indians add two more wins in league play
Tribe beats Astoria; blows out Tillamook
The Scappoose Indians played a calm and collected game to beat Astoria last week, then followed on Friday with a blow out of Tillamook.
With the two wins, the Tribe remained tied with Yamhill-Carlton in the Cowapa League basketball race, with both teams at 5-1 with four games left to play.
Scappoose had control of Astoria at the outset of the game, holding a 12-4 lead after one. But the Fishermen controlled the next few minutes and took a 16-14 lead with just 2:41 left in the half. Two quick buckets by Kyle Kramer put Scappoose on top, but Astoria led 19-18 at intermission.
Scappoose shot out to another lead in the third period, but Astoria fought back and pulled within two midway. A three from Paul Revis pushed Scappoose back on top by five, but Astoria pared that to just one point going into the fourth period.
The lead changed hands four times in the fourth as Scappoose missed some free throws. Zach Smith put back in a missed free throw, and then scored two more buckets to give the Tribe a 40-37 lead. Scappoose ran a minute off the clock and then hit their free throws for a 44-39 lead. While they missed more free throws at the end, Astoria was unable to take advantage.
Zach Smith led all scorers with 19 points in the contest. Chris Tinning was also in double figures for Scappoose with 10.
On Friday as the boys moved into the 7:15 p.m. game time slot (girls are now at 5:30 p.m.), the Indians fell behind Tillamook in the early going. It was Smith that quickly put the Indians back on top. He hit a deuce and three consecutive threes to give them a 13-7 lead. Two baskets by Mitchell Davis gave Scappoose 17 for the period and a five-point lead.
Smith added eight more points in the second period on his way to a game-high 27. The Indians scored 17 again, and were up 34-24 at the break. The Tribe put the game on ice in the third period, outscoring Tillamook 17-7. They spread out the scoring in the third. Mitchell Davis would also finish in double figures with 13.
The Indians have just this week and next in the regular season. They were at Banks on Tuesday and this Friday travel to Seaside. Yamhill-Carlton is in Scappoose next Tuesday, Feb. 12, for a game that will probably determine the league championship. The Indians finish the regular season at Astoria on Feb. 15.
Scappoose 65, Tillamook 45
Tillamook 12 12 7 1445
Scappoose 17 17 17 1465
Tillamook (45)David Waud 18, Jacob Hurliman 15, Strang 5, Stellflug 4, Hancock 3, McRae, Armstrong, Bryant.
Scappoose (65)Zach Smith 27, Mitchell Davis 13, Kramer 9, Henness 5, Revis 4, Tinning 3, Loss 2, Stanton 2, Hanson, Stanley-Scruggs, Marcantonio, Wendelschafer.
Scappoose 45, Astoria 41
Astoria 4 15 12 1041
Scappoose 12 6 14 1345
Scappoose (45)Zach Smith 19, Chris Tinning 10, Revis 6, Kramer 4, Stanton 4, Davis 2, Hanson, Stanley-Scuggs, Henness, Loss.
Astoria (41)Nick Strange 17, Jeramy Poyer 12, C. Leonardi 9, Whisler 5, Jarrett 4, F. Leonardi 2, Fox 2, Samp, James, Sollars.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Astoria 41, Scappoose 45
Seaside 71, Yamhill-Carlton 57
Banks 42, Tillamook 51
Friday, Feb. 1
Seaside 47, Astoria 46
Yamhill-Carlton 58, Banks 32
Tillamook 45, Scappoose 65
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Scappoose at Banks
Seaside at Tillamook
Astoria at Yamhill-Carlton
Friday, Feb. 8
Banks at Astoria
Scappoose at Seaside
Yamhill-Carlton at Tillamook
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Yamhill-Carlton at Scappoose
Banks at Seaside
Astoria at Tillamook
Friday, Feb. 15
Scappoose at Astoria
Tillamook at Banks
Seaside at Yamhill-Carlton