OROVILLE – It’s no surprise that a young team facing a superior opponent might struggle, and that was certainly the case for the Oroville boys as they fell hard to Chelan in a non-league basketball contest on Saturday, Dec. 8, 74-22.
Hornets coach Allen Allie said that while he’s seeing plenty of improvement with his team overall, the squad’s shooting hasn’t come nearly so far.
“We usually have one bad quarter a game where our shot seems to leave us,” Allie said. “But tonight we had four quarters. Our inexperience showed up tonight on the offensive end. We only made eight baskets all night, rushed our shots and didn’t always take the best one.”
It also didn’t help that leading scorer Connor Hughes got in early foul trouble, and Chelan’s two big men made rebounding a tall order for the vertically challenged Hornets.
The Goats (1-1) led 38-6 at the half and shut the Hornets out in the second quarter.
He added that the real positive was that the Hornets (1-4) have yet to give up on a game despite facing some large deficits.
Joe Sarmiento led Oroville with six points, with Hughes adding five.