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McKenzie Sports Report - Jan. 13

McKenzie Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams host Mohawk on Tuesday, January 11. The Eagle Girls tip-off at 5:30 pm and the Boys game starts at 7:00 pm.

The Eagle Varsity teams host Triangle Lake on Wednesday, January 12. The Varsity Girls game is scheduled for a 5:30 pm start and the Varsity Boys will follow at 7:00 pm.

The McKenzie Varsity teams travel to Mapleton on Thursday, January 13. The Eagle Varsity Girls game will begin at 5:30 pm and the Boys Varsity contest tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

Eagle Hoopers Tangle With Wolverines

Snow and rain storms hitting the Willamette Valley and foothills typically snarl travel for those out and about. When you are a Wolverine however, snarls are all about character and snow storms are just another day in the office. Having said that, the Alsea Wolverines traipsed down out of the Coast Range, across the Lower Valley and right on up the McKenzie to Finn Rock, where they could share their snarl with their Eagle hosts.

The first spat scheduled featured the two Varsity Girls teams and Alsea set the stage with a 47-23 defeat of the home team. The loss set the Eagles back 0-2 in Mt. West League play.

Despite no pre-season or non-league contests scheduled for either McKenzie Varsity team, practices limited or canceled due to weather and virus concerns, and not enough players to scrimmage 5 on 5, Eagle Girls Head Coach Jack Devereaux says his team’s attitude remains positive after the loss. “Let’s keep moving forward,” Coach Devereaux shared was the comments made in the Eagle locker room, and that “was nice to hear,” Coach added.

That’s good and it’s fantastic the players are bouncing and shooting balls and participating, but it’s mighty hard to learn the game and prepare properly under these constraints. That’s why we celebrate positive attitudes going forward, even when you’re facing a snarling Wolverine.

McKenzie was led by Junior Haley Prater with 13 points scored, 4 rebounds, 7 steals and 5 blocked shots. Senior sister teammate Hannah Prater added 4 points and she also grabbed 3 rebounds and had 1 steal. Freshman Dawa Baugh also scored 4 points and was a beast on the boards with 12 rebounds. Baugh added 5 steals and blocked 2 shots. Freshman Adrian Caulley pitched in 2 points, 1 rebound and swiped the ball 5 times, and freshman Rebeka Short finished with 2 rebounds and a steal. Freshman Kerrin Burwell grabbed 3 boards and Taylor Wickizer hauled down 2 rebounds and had 2 steals.

The Eagle Varsity Boys followed the girls game and Alsea improved 3-1 in Mt. West League play by downing the host Eagles 73-15. McKenzie dropped to 0-2 for the season. Game stats were not available at at print time.


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