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Raider boys move on to regionals after win and loss

 

Chance Garvin rises up for a shot against Mabton in a loss that put the Raiders fourth in the district tournament but entered the records as a high-point game for the tournament. - Scott Hunter photos

The Raider boys will move on to the regional tournament as the number-four seed from District 5-6, following an overtime loss in a record-breaking, high-point game to Mabton Saturday night in East Wenatchee.

Lake Roosevelt will play Morton-White Pass in the regional round this Saturday in Chehalis for a chance to move on to the Spokane Arena for State 2B Tournament. Morton-White Pass is the home team for the game. The Raiders will leave Friday to travel to Chehalis, where the game will be played Saturday at W.F. West High School at 2 p.m.

To get to this point, the Raiders had to beat Oroville Thursday at Eastmont High School.

"The loss that we suffered back in the middle of January left a bad taste in our mouths," Head Coach Mario Adams said, "and we wanted to make sure that it did not happen again."

The Raiders were hot in the first quarter, with Jacob Palmer making a lay-in off the opening tip and LR going on a 13-2 run to start the game. Chance Garvin scored 15 of LR's 21 points in the first quarter. But the game became sloppy as Oroville could not make shots and the Raiders began to rack up unnecessary fouls and technical fouls.

Even with their shooting problems, the Hornets began to come back into the game because of the fouls. Then, in the third quarter, LR pulled away again by making fewer mistakes than Oroville. In the fourth, the Hornets fell apart and the Raiders came home with a big win, 72-45.

Garvin went from his big first quarter to score 37 points in the game. The scoring effort makes Garvin the number-one on the list for Raider single-game scorers and tied for 12th on the District list with Wade Jess of Waterville (1981) and Mark Goehry of Brewster (1970). Jacob Palmer was the second-highest scorer for LR with 15.

The win pitted the Raiders against the Mabton Vikings in a regional seeding game Saturday at Eastmont High School. The Vikings came out hot, grabbing an early lead. LR struggled to rebound, which gave the Vikings many extra chances. Mabton also pressed the Raiders, befuddling their offense. At the end of the first half, Mabton led 42-31.

In the third quarter the Vikings began to foul as the Raider offense got on track. LR cut the Viking lead to just four at the start of the fourth. Both sides scored freely in the quarter, with little defense being played. LR then took a small lead toward the end of the game. With the clock ticking down, Mabton made a last-second shot that forced overtime with the score at the end of regulation 81 all.

In the overtime period, Mabton outscored the Raiders 10-5 to earn the win, 91-86.

Garvin scored 32 points to earn a second listing on the district single-game scoring list at 25th place. He also joins Clint Hull of Pateros and Bryan Boesel of Brewster for having two listings on the all-time scoring list for the district tournament. Jacob Palmer scored many of the first-half points for LR, racking up 27 for the game.

Roy Zavala of Mabton led the Vikings in scoring and earned his own spot on the all-time scoring list at fourth place by racking up 43 points against the Raiders. Isaiah Sanchez contributed 29 points for the Vikings, including many three-point shots.

The game also broke another set of records with a local connection. LR's 86 points is the most in a losing effort since 1956, and the total points for the game (177) was again the most since 1956. That shattered the previous record-holding game, a Chelan 90-81 win over Grand Coulee in the 1956 District 6 B tournament.

Earlier in the week, the Raiders received news about all-league and academic honors. Garvin was named to the First Team All Central Washington 2B North for the third time in his career. Palmer, who has been a constant contender for LR, has been named to the second team. Taren Redstar and Josiah Desautel were both given an honorable mention. The only returning all-leaguer for next season will be Desautel. Academic honors for the Raiders go to Garvin, Kolby Picard, and Kaden Trotter for earning a 3.5 GPA during the season.

vs Oroville

1 2 3 4 Final

LR 21 12 16 23 72

Oro 9 16 11 9 45

Jake Palmer concentrates on the basket amidst Mabton defenders.

scoring totals

Garvin 37, Palmer 15, Redstar 8, R. Boyd 6, Friedlander 3, S. Boyd 3, Harris 0, Hall 0, Desautel 0, Kiser 0, Picard 0

vs Mabton

1 2 3 4 OT Final

LR 18 13 24 26 5 86

Mab 26 16 17 22 10 91

scoring totals

Garvin 32, Palmer 27, Kiser 9, R. Boyd 8, Redstar 7, Harris 3, Desautel 0, S. Boyd 0, Picard 0, Hall 0, Friedlander 0, McCragie 0

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