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Boys basketball: Indians shut down Januik, top Seaside 49-39

Wendelschafer, Johnson lead Indian offense


Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Jake Ford shoots a free throw late in the fourth quarter. Ford, along with teammate Robert Lohman, was tasked with slowing Seaside guard Jackson Januik, who finished with just 10 points.Looking over the final box score would tell you that 18 points from Jacob Wendelschafer and 17 from fellow Tribe senior Chase Johnson were the difference, but you'd be dead wrong.

Scappoose picked up a huge league win over Seaside on Friday night, beating the Seagulls 49-39 and moving to 3-3 in Cowapa League play.

The difference wasn't in the points on the stat sheet, but the points missing. Scappoose held sophomore Jackson Januik to just 10 points after the shifty and notably undersized had torched the Tribe in the Cowapa League opener. Januik scored six hard-fought points in the first quarter, but only hit a single shot the rest of the way, struggling to get space with Jake Ford and Robert Lohman draped all over the five-foot-nine guard.

On the offensive end, Wendelschafer was a bowling ball. 'Wendy' scored eight in the first period and led Scappoose on offense down the stretch as Scappoose fended off a physical Gulls team to draw even with Valley Catholic in the league standings, just a game behind Seaside and Tillamook for first place with four games remaining.

The Indians got off to a solid start on defense, holding Seaside to just seven points in the first period and holding a 14-7 edge after one quarter of play. The lead grew by halftime to 11 points, but a big push and balanced scoring from Seaside had the Gulls within five in the closing seconds of the third quarter.

The rally, however, ended there. Scappoose quickly jumped back to a double digit lead in the fourth quarter, leading by as many as 12 points before closing out the game at the free throw line.

Wendelschafer and Johnson were the only two Indians in double figures, as Ford and Lohman spent most of their energy containing a speedy Januik for most of the night. Senior post Ethan Marcantonio finished with six points, and Brennen McNabb connected on a three in the second quarter and had four points. Lohman and Ford each finished with two points.

Scappoose takes to the road next week for a rematch with Valley Catholic on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. The Valiants won the first match up of the season in a 42-40 heartbreaker and are fresh off a 56-40 win over league-leading Tillamook.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 49, Seaside 39

SEAS 7 7 11 14 — 39

SCAP 14 11 7 17 — 49

Scoring: Wendelschafer 18, Lohman 2, McNabb 4, Ford 2, Marcantonio 6, Johnson 17

Seaside Scoring: Januik 10, Thompson 4, Smith 4, Marston 2, Eagon 9, Babb 6, Lewis 4

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