HIGHER POWER: No. 6 Indians take down Tillamook
Ian Donaldson leads all scorers with 28 points
When the Scappoose boys get going, it's hard to slow them down.
The sixth-ranked Indians rebounded visiting Cowapa League rival Tillamook into 67-56 submission on Friday.
Scappoose (13-4 overall, 3-1 Cowapa) held Tillamook (5-11, 0-4) to five points in the second quarter, then outscored the Cheesemakers 23-14 in the third.
"I don't know how it goes in," said Indians junior post Boogie Davis, who scored nine points. "[Coach Rahim] Tufts just lets us have fun. We're all about staying together, and we know we can compete with anyone. "
Ian Donaldson, who led all scorers with 28 points, beat the halftime buzzer with a jumper from just inside the right of the arc and soared with his Indians teammates off the court and into the locker room.
Tillamook junior wing Jacob Berge and senior post Riley Maloney led the Cheesemakers with 19 and 15 respective points but could not stop Donaldson and Davis, who blocked shots and abused Tillamook in rebounding.
Robert Lohman, who scored 10 points, caught Tillamook napping with a pair of alley-oops.
Donaldson came up with 11 points in the third quarter, and the Indians' 51-43 lead at the start of the fourth quarter was their biggest of the night.
Lohman's layup kept the Indians ahead 55-50 with 3:40 left in the fourth.
Jerad Toman, who scored nine points, sank a triple and three free throws as the Indians hung on from there.
"Everybody has a chance to come in: Joey [Wagenknecht], especially Jerad, and Ian always has a game," Davis said.
The Cheesemakers launched 3-pointers throughout the evening and made five.
Scappoose hit 18 of 27 free throws as Cheesemaker junior posts Seth Rumage and Jaxsen Johnson and senior guard Christian Mendez fouled out.
The Indians have beaten Tillamook in four of the last five meetings.
Scappoose is scheduled to play at Banks, from which the Indians have taken three of the last four contests, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Scappoose 67, Tillamook 56
T 22 5 14 15 56
S 18 12 23 14 67
T Jacob Berge 19, Riley Maloney 15, Seth Rumage 6, Christian Mendez 6, Kaley Moore 6, Ben Oldenkamp 4. Totals 18 15-19 56.
S Ian Donaldson 28, Robert Lohman 10, Boogie Davis 9, Jerad Toman 9, Joey Wagenknecht 5, Tanner Kramer 4, Michael Gift 2. Totals 23 18-27 67.
3-point goals T 5 (Berge 2, Mendez 2, Moore); S 3 (Toman 2, Wagenknecht). Total fouls T 18; S 19. Technical fouls Rumage. Fouled out Rumage, Mendez, Jaxsen Johnson.