Tigers use big run to swat Hornets

TONASKET – Tonasket’s boys basketball team shook off stubborn Oroville with a huge run in the third quarter, outscoring the Hornets 26-9 to break the game open.

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Tonasket’s Colton Leep gets fouled by Lane Tietje early in Friday’s contest.

The Tigers took an 11-point lead early in the second quarter, but Oroville scratched back to within five points shortly before the half.

Brent Baker/staff photo
The Hornets’ Dustin Nigg blocks a shot by Tonasket’s Michael Orozco but ends up a drawing a foul for his trouble.

The Tigers scored the final six points of the second quarter and led by as much as 57-26 late in the third quarter.

Oroville’s (1-3) Connor Hughes led all scorers with 26 points.

Tonasket (3-0) was paced by Michael Orozco with 20 points, Colton Leep with 16 points, Dyllan Gage with 13 points and Roberto Juarez with nine rebounds.


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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