Horizon rebounds after suffering WVL setback to Dayton

PORTLAND — It didn’t take the Horizon Christian High School boys basketball team long to bounce back from its first loss of the season.

And the Hawks bounced back in a big way.

The Hawks, after falling 55-54 at home to Dayton on Friday, rebounded to score a 79-49 win over Westside Christian in a West Valley League game played Monday at West Hills Christian School.

With the victory, Horizon Christian improved to 12-1 in WVL play (20-2 overall), keeping the Hawks tied with Dayton for first place in the league standings. Westside Christian dropped to 8-5 in league contests with the TOM BACHHUBER - AT THE RIM -- Horizon Christian High School senior Michael Loomis (left) goes up to the basket against Dayton junior Corwin Hiatt in Friday's game. The Pirates scored a one-point victory.

Senior Michael Loomis led the way for the Hawks in the win over Westside Christian with 35 points on a 13-for-19 shooting night from the field. He also had 13 rebounds and three assists.

Senior Calvin Anderson added 25 points, making nine of 15 shots from the field. He also had eight rebounds.

Sophomore guard Trent Pihas had six points to go with seven assists and five rebounds.

In Friday’s game with Dayton, the Pirates outscored Horizon 21-10 in the fourth quarter to get he one-point win.

Loomis had 19 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in that contest. Anderson scored 13 points and junior Parker Belan had 10 points.

Senior Justin Sutton led Dayton with 25 points, including nine in the decisive fourth quarter.

Prior to the loss to Dayton, Horizon blasted Colton 72-19 in a league game played Jan. 30 at Horizon Christian High School.

Loomis led a balanced scoring attack in that game with 16 points. Pihas, senior Zack Selland and Anderson each scored eight points.

The Hawks will be back in action Friday when they host Willamina in a WVL regular-season finale set to start at 7 p.m.

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