Okanogan hands Tonasket boys first hoops loss

TONASKET – Jim Townsend scored 25 points, many of them off of offensive rebounds, as Okanogan handed Tonasket the Tigers’ first loss of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The unbeaten (5-0) Bulldogs raced to a 26-7 lead early in the second quarter, but the Tigers got back in the game with a 15-2 run and had the ball while trailing 28-22. But a turnover turned into an Okanogan 3-point play and the Bulldogs finished the half on a 9-0 run and a 35-22 lead.

The Tigers had their chances to stay in the game, but were outscored 20-1 on second-chance points through the first three quarters, and Okanogan headed to the fourth with a 54-33 lead.

Michael Orozco led the Tigers (4-1, 0-1 Caribou Trail League) with 14 points and Dyllan Gage added 13.
Tonasket hosts Chelan on Saturday.

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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