1-22-11 BBall v Tonasket
Matt Robinson was hot from beyond the three-point line against the Tonasket Tigers, hitting 4 of his 6 attempts, scoring a total of 17 points to help give Chelan a win.
Chelan Goats lock first place in with win over Tonasket
By Richard Uhlhorn
Coach Joe Harris was smiling at the end of his team’s game against the Tonasket Tigers. With a 71-52 win over the Tigers, it put Chelan solidly in the CTL lead and it doesn’t look like Chelan’s dominance is going to change anytime soon. “If we can get four of our five starters in double figures, we’ll be just fine,” said Harris.
It’s not just about scoring; it’s about doing the little things well, and Chelan is doing those little things well. Against the Tigers, it was Michael Amsel Jr. who did a lot of the little things that need doing to stay on top of the game. Like disrupting the opponent on the defensive side of the court. Amsel ended up with 7 steals to add to his 8 assists and 12 points on the night. “Michael did a nice job for us,” said Harris. “He broke out with some nice transitions.”
It was a stellar night or Aaron McQuaid who ended up with a season high 30 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals, leading the Chelan Goats to a 72-52 victory over the Tonakset Tigers. McQuaid couldn’t miss. It didn’t matter if it was a lay-up, a short jump shot or a long shot, he hit 68 percent of his attempts from the field.
It was also a stellar night for Matt Robinson who added 17 points and 3 assists on the evening. Robinson was hot from beyond the three point line, hitting 4 of 6 for 12 of his points.
Aaron McQuaid had a season high 30 points against the Tonasket Tigers to help lift Chelan to this win.
Tyler James, who eventually fouled out late in this game added 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals, continues to give Chelan important time under the basket. “Matt did a nice job for us out front and Tyler is doing a really nice job under the basket.”
The bench worked hard throughout the game and gathered up some important varsity minutes on the court. Notable off the bench would be Eric Oscarson, the young freshman who seems to have a great feel for the court and what’s happening on it. “We didn’t get a lot of points out of the bench, but they are doing a great job on the court. Eric is giving us good minutes and Anibal gives us great defense off the bench.”
Chelan looked like a team that will be hard to beat going into the rest of the season. “If we can get three or four guys in double figures we’ll be fine,” said Harris. With McQuaid, Amsel, Robinson and James all working the offensive game hard, Chelan looks to finish up the season in a good position to win the Caribou Trail League going away.
Omak comes to town on January 28.
Aaron McQuaid – 30 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals
Matt Robinson – 17 points, 3 assists
Michael Amsel Jr. – 12 points, 8 assists, 7 steals
Tyler James – 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
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