Kittitas boys take advantage of Hornets’ “worst game”

KITTITAS – A five hour bus trip didn’t do the Hornets any favors Saturday, as the fell behind early and lost 71-42 at Kittitas.

The Coyotes burst out to a 35-13 halftime lead and never looked back.

“We played our worst game so far,” said Oroville coach Allen Allie. “Turnovers were our downfall. you can’t turn the ball over every third time down the court and expect to win.”

Connor Hughes scored 22 points but was the only Hornet in double figures. Joe Sarmiento added eight points.

Logan Leaton scored 22 and Ty Poole added 20 for the Coyotes. The two combined for 30 points in the first half.

“Our shooting continues to plague us,” Allie said. “We just can’t seem to find the bottom of the net while our opponents inevitably have good shooting games against us.”

Allie said that he’s still pleased with the Hornets’ approach, if not the results.

“Our losses have not been from a lack of effort,” Allie said. “These guys definitely are wearing themselves out. It’s on me to find the solution to winning.”


About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. 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 worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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