McKenzie Sports Report - January 19
January 19, 2023 | View PDF
McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week
The McKenzie Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams travel to Siletz Valley Early College Academy on Tuesday, January 17. The Boy's game is scheduled for a 5:30 pm start and the Girl's game follows at 7:00 pm.
The McKenzie teams host Crow on Thursday, January 19. The Boy's game will tip off at 5:30 pm and the Girl's game is scheduled for a 7:00 pm start.
Eagle Boys Suffer Wolverine Bite
The visiting Alsea Wolverines snarled their way into McKenzie’s gym last Thursday, January 12, fed on their Eagle hosts, and muscled their way to a 60-19 Mt. West League victory. Alsea improved its third-place Mt. West League (MWL) record to 6-2 and improved its overall record to 11-6 following a 53-39 non-league win over Elkton two days later.
McKenzie, sitting last place in the MWL standings, dropped to 0-7, 0-13, with a subsequent 58-21 loss to the league leader, Mohawk Mustangs (7-0, 10-4). Against the Wolverines, Eagle freshman Will Meister finished with McKenzie high point honors, scoring 8 points and grabbing 2 rebounds. Freshman Allen Acevedo finished with 4 points, 2 assists, and a steal and junior Griffin Withalm also scored 4 points, hauled in 4 rebounds, and finished with 4 steals. Salomon Acevedo was the only other Eagle scorer, dropping in 3 points and the Eagle junior led his team with 12 rebounds. Senior Trent Peek had 3 rebounds and a steal and sophomore Jovial Jordan finished with a rebound and a steal.
The McKenzie Varsity Girls had the night off as Alsea, unfortunately, does not field a Girl's Basketball team this season.
Stampede Days On The Mohawk
Both McKenzie Varsity Basketball teams got caught up in a Mustang stampede last Friday, January 13, over in the Mohawk Valley. When the final horn sounded, following their contest with the Mt. West League leading Mustangs, the Eagle boys hit the trail saddled with a 58-21 loss. And when the dust settled in the Varsity Girls go-round, the Eagle Girls fared not a bit better, losing 40-7.
Mohawk improved its record to 4-2 in League play and 5-8 overall for the season. The Eagles fell to 1-4 and 1-9. There were no girl’s stats available at press time.
McKenzie freshman Will Meister led his Eagle Boys team in scoring for the second game in a row (8 points versus Alsea) finishing with 11 points and 1 rebound. Allen Acevedo scored 4 points and a rebound, teammate and brother Salomon Acevedo added 3 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals and senior Trent Peek finished with 3 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals. Eagles Thomas Hayes grabbed 3 boards, Jacob Peek added 1 rebound, and Jovail Jordan played.