Washougal boys handle Hockinson
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
After a deflating loss at Mark Morris, the Washougal High School boys basketball team turned the corner and defeated Hockinson for the first time in school history.
"This win shows the maturation of this team," said head coach Malcolm Estes. "The next play is all that matters. These boys do such a great job of fighting on. They're better at it than me."
Hockinson hit a 3-pointer on the opening possession of the game, but Jaden Jantzer tied it up with a three of his own for the Panthers. The teams traded baskets on the next few plays. Aaron Deister delivered two points off a steal and Michael McElroy drove around the defenders to score four points, but the Washougal students stayed in their seats and bit down on their tongues.