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Indians add two more wins in league play

Tribe beats Astoria; blows out Tillamook


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Zach Smith drives to the hoop during last week's game with Astoria. Smith scored 19 points against the Fishermen. He would have 27 in Friday's game with 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.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Kyle Kramer stuffs a shot by Tillamook's Jacob Hurliman during Friday's game. Kramer had nine points in the Indians' 65-45 win. 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.

Scoring:

Scappoose 65, Tillamook 45

Tillamook 12 12 7 14—45

Scappoose 17 17 17 14—65

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 10—41

Scappoose 12 6 14 13—45

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