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Loggers start 2007 with two league wins
The Loggers boys basketball team began the new year 2-0 with league wins over Shoreline Christian and Orcas Island Jan. 2-6.
Saturday, Jan. 6, Darrington improved to 3-1 in Northwest 1A/2B play with a 44-36 road win over Orcas Island.
Junior Mark Jones led the team with 11 points in the winning effort.
At Orcas Island H.S.
Darrington 9 10 9 16 44
Orcas Island 7 11 13 5 36
Darrington Vincent 5, Green 5, Parris 8, Haywood 6, Jones 11, A. Olsen 4, N. Olsen 4, Kelley 1. Orcas Island Sumrall 2, Gincig 6, Wulff 2, Mayson 3, Nigretto 6, Troutman 2, Clancy 11, Flowers 4. 3-point-goals Gincig 2, Mayson 1, Nigretto 2, Green 1, Haywood 2, Jones 1. JV score Darrinton defeated Orcas Island 57-39. Records Darrington 3-1 in league play and 6-3 overall. Orcas Island 1-3, 4-6.
After jumping out to an early 10-3 advantage, the Loggers never looked back en route to a 56-40 Northwest 1A/2B victory over the visiting Shoreline Christian Crusaders Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The win at the Darrington Community Center improved the Loggers record to 2-1 in league play and 5-3 overall.
Shoreline Christian fell to 0-3, 3-6.
Sophomore Mike Parris and senior Brennan Vincent finished out the first quarter scoring and SC cut the lead in half to end the first quarter with a 14-7 Darrington advantage.
The Crusaders used a 4-0 second quarter run to cut the deficit to 14-11 before Darrington called their first timeout with 6:02 remaining.
Parris, senior Joey Haywood, Vincent, junior Mark Jones and junior Derrick Green all added their names to the scorebook as Darrington expanded their lead to five at 23-18.
After SC added a hoop, junior guard Justin ODell hit the bottom of the net on a trey and the teams headed to the locker room with the hosts leading 26-20.
Four different Loggers fueled a 7-0 run to open the third quarter to double the six-point halftime advantage (33-20) within the first two minutes of play.
Jones swished a trey, senior Kenneth Kelley added a hoop and Nick Olsen connected on 1-of-2 at the free throw line to end the quarter with a 39-28 advantage.
The Loggers continued their evenly distributed offensive outburst in the fourth quarter as the two teams combined for 29 points.
Green began the scoring with two free throws to make it 41-28, Parris added a bucket and then SC went on a 4-0 run to make it a 43-32 game with 4:24 remaining in the contest.
With chants of Logger power echoing off of the hardwood floors, the green and white clad hosts picked up the offensive intensity.
Six-foot-3 guard Vincent dropped in a hoop, Green converted a three-point play with a basket and free throw, and Vincent turned a defensive steal into two more points to stretch the lead out to 50-34.
After a Parris and Haywood hoop, Andy Olsen just beat the final buzzer to make for a final score of 56-40 and seal the league victory.
Despite the comfortable 16-point margin of victory, coach Jeff Bryson said his squad struggled and never got into much of a rhythm.
We are a deep team and sometimes that depth can lead to flow problems, Bryson said of the nine Loggers who contributed to the final score.
He pointed to the inside play of Mike Parris as critical to the teams success.
We had a lot of different guys step up. Its fun to have multiple guys step up.
At Darrington Community Center
Shoreline Christ. 7 13 8 12 40
Darrington 14 12 13 17 56
Shoreline Christian Jason Vermeer 4, Thomas 1, James Vermeer 24, Hodges 7, Dodd 4. Darrington ODell 5, Vincent 8, Green 7, Parris 13, Haywood 6, Jones 6, A. Olsen 4, N. Olsen 1, Kelley 6. 3-point goals ODell 1, Jones 1, James Vermeer 1. Records Shoreline Christian 0-3 in league play and 3-6 overall. Darrington 2-1, 5-3.