The Wolves down both McMinnville and Forest Grove

TUALATIN — The Tualatin High School boys basketball team likes to run.

Well, the Timberwolves have got off to a lightning-quick start to Pacific Conference CHASE ALLGOOD - TWO FOR TUALATIN -- Timberwolf senior Scott Allred goes up to the hoop during Tualatin's league victory at Forest Grove.

Tualatin edged McMinnville 79-77 at home in a league opener on Friday and then pulled away from Forest Grove for a 91-60 road win on Tuesday.

The two victories give the Wolves a 2-0 mark in Pacific Conference play (7-4 overall), putting them in a tie with Century and Tigard for first place in the early-season Pacific Conference standings.

In Friday’s game with McMinnville, Tualatin senior Randall Tainer sank a three-pointer with five seconds left to play to give the Wolves the margin of victory.

Tainer and senior Connor Scott each scored 17 points to pace Tualatin. Senior C.J. Michael added 11 points and sophomore Jacob Bennett scored 10.

In Tuesday’s game at Forest Grove, the Wolves held a 45-44 halftime lead before taking over in the third quarter. Tualatin outscored the Vikings 25-2 in the period, with Forest Grove getting its only basket with less than 10 seconds left in the period.

Tainer scored 21 points in that contest. Michael had 18 and junior Joey Fishback added 16 points.

Tualatin will be back in action Friday when it faces rival Tigard in a Pacific Conference game set to start at 7:15 p.m. at Tigard High School.

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