Big second half propels Raiders past Hornet boys

OROVILLE – Oroville’s boys basketball team held its own for a half against division-leading Lake Roosevelt on Friday, Jan. 18.
But the Hornets’ offense ran dry in the second half, and Lake Roosevelt pulled away with a 30-18 second half to hand Oroville a 53-38 defeat.

The Raiders’ defense hounded Oroville’s leading scorer, Connor Hughes, into a seven-point night. Joe Sarmiento countered with 17 points, but the shorthanded Hornets – injuries kept out JoJo Barboza and hampered Dustin Nigg – couldn’t match LR point for point.

The Raiders opened the game with four 3-pointers in the first quarter, including one that went for a four point play.

Chance Garvin led Lake Roosevelt (6-8, 4-1 CWL) with 15 points.

The Hornets fell to 4-10 (1-4).

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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