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Loggers win one and lose one
DARRINGTON Three days after the Loggers beat up on Tulalip Heritage 87-35 at home, they battled non-league foe Cedarcrest down to the wire before falling 57-56.
The Loggers fell to 1-2 overall.
Friday, Dec. 8 the green and white clad Loggers fell behind 17-8 at the end of the first quarter behind the scoring of senior guard Brennan Vincent.
The 6-foot-3 inch teen scored all eight Logger points in the first eight minutes before his teammates got involved in the non-league battle.
Junior Justin ODell added a free throw, Vincent sank a trey and 1-for-2 at the line, senior Andy Olsen converted a three-point play and senior Joey Haywood brought DHS to within nine at 29-20 before entering halftime trailing 37-24.
Vincent continued his hot hand in the third quarter by scoring four of the first six points, but he and his fellow Loggers were unable to get closer than an eight-point deficit.
DHS trailed 49-41 heading into the final eight minutes of play.
Junior guard Derrick Green and ODell powered the Loggers on an 8-0 run to tie the game with 6:15 remaining in the contest.
Logger power, the cheerleaders and mascot yelled out to the awakened fans.
The two teams exchanged leads in the final minutes of the game and 6-foot-1 inch sophomore Mike Parris added two key free throws to bring DHS to within one at 57-56 with 90 ticks on the clock.
Logger power, seemed to be loud and proud as the fans pounded on the bleachers to rally their team.
The Loggers had a chance to tie and possibly win the game at the free-throw line, but the final shots wouldnt fall from Vincent.
Vincent led the team with 18 points.
Veteran coach Jeff Bryson said midway through the third quarter he thought the game could get out of control before his team went on a run.
Every season you learn something about your team, he said afterward.
Coupeville just kept up the same momentum throughout the contest, but we just didnt play with the same energy or intelligence. One positive thing is that we almost won a game that we really only played for one and a half quarters.
The victory proved to be a historical one for the Red Wolves, as they have never walked out of the Darrington Community Center victorious.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 the Loggers defeated Tulalip Heritage 87-35 at home for their first victory of the season.
Vincent led the Loggers with 15 points and Jones added 13 in the victory.
At Darrington Community Center
Coupeville 17 20 12 8 57
Darrington 8 16 17 15 56
Coupeville Larson 9, Tucker 3, Prosser 4, OKeefe 20, Miller 21.
Darrington ODell 8, Vincent 18, Green 12, Parris 6, Haywood 5, Jones 3, A. Olsen 4.
At Darrington Community Center
Tulalip Heritage 13 8 9 5 35
Darrington 16 22 26 23 87
Tulalip Heritage Kublic 3, Miller 6, Mckinney 16, Wooster 3, Hatch 2, Reedy 2, Monsuger 3. Darrington ODell 9, Hoveskeland 4, Vincent 15, Green 9, Parris 14, Haywood 5, Jones 13, A.Olsen 7, Grimmer 4, N. Olsen 3, Kelley 2, Lenker 2.
Records Tulalip Heritage 0-2 overall. Darrington 1-1.