Cascade rolls past Tonasket boys

LEAVENWORTH – Cascade’s boys basketball team won just about every statistical battle with Tonasket on Saturday, Jan. 28, which went a long way toward explaining the margin of the Kodiaks’ 53-23 victory over the Tigers.

The Tigers fell behind 26-9 at the half and never recovered.

“Cascade took advantage of our miscues and they scored on many of our turnovers,” said Tonasket coach Glenn Braman. “They beat us up on the boards and got 10 more shots than we did. Twenty percent from the floor will not yield very many points.

“It was a long week of practice (with only the one game) and I need to make sure we are better prepared for what we have coming into our place this week with three home games to finish the season.”

John Stedtfeld led the Tigers (7-10, 0-7 Caribou Trail League) in scoring with eight points. Lazaro Ortega had six rebounds and Michael Orozco had four steals.

Tyler Harrod led the Kodiaks (6-12, 4-4) with 22 points.

The Tigers host Okanogan (ranked in the top 10 much of the season), Omak on Thursday, Feb. 2, and top-ranked Cashmere on Saturday, Feb. 4.

“We have our work cut out for us,” Braman said. “I want the boys to finish this season with strength and on a positive note.”