CASHMERE – After playing their best game of the season but losing at home, the Tonasket boys’ basketball team traveled to Cashmere where they lost their final league game of the season.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Tigers lost to Omak 65-60, despite playing their best game of the season.
“They played really well, one of the games all season, but we went cold in the fourth quarter and Omak got hot and made a run on us,” Glenn Braman, head coach, said. “I was hoping we could hang in there in the fourth and overall we did and we only lost by five.”
Braman said senior Terrell Cross played the best game he’s ever seen him play and added that seniors Wade DeTillian and Blake Long also played well.
“Terrell had 19 points, which I think was a career high for him and I’m pretty sure he shot five of seven from the three-point line,” he added.
Long and DeTillian both said the team worked their butts off for Senior Night. They agreed the team stuck it out throughout the game and that they wanted to leave it all on the court against Cashmere.
On Thursday, Feb. 11, the Tigers lost 84-50 in Cashmere.
“We didn’t start out real well, but we played a real good second quarter,” Braman said. “We talked during halftime about making a run in the third quarter and couldn’t do it and Cashmere opened up their lead even more. We didn’t shoot too well and tried to play more of a full-court game instead of slowing it down. Overall, the effort was really good but we ran into a team that came out pumped up and firing.”
Braman said that although the team didn’t win a league game this season, he saw a lot of individual progress and growth in the boys’ skills.
“They were a pretty young team experience-wise, but we’re bringing a lot of kids back next season that got a lot of experience this season.”
As of press time, the banquet for the Tigers (0-14, 2-18) had not yet been scheduled.