Scappoose boys' and girls' hoops clip Corbett
The Indians boys evened their record Wednesday with a 60-49 home win over Corbett, their fourth defeat of the Cardinals in as many tries by an average of 67-52.
Scappoose (2-2 overall) also won its second game in a row after finishing Waverley College of New South Wales, Australia, 64-58 Saturday, Dec. 9, an international friendly in which Joey Wagenknecht led with 25 points and Chris Bendle rode to 21 points and 15 rebounds.
The Tribe has done well to shake the disappointment of its 68-62 loss at North Marion Friday, Dec. 8, from which Bendle emerged with 23 points and eight rebounds and Wagenknecht and Bradley Verbout came through with 13 and 11 respective points.
"[It was a] tough loss to North Marion," Indians coach Weston Powers said. "Their big guy [6-foot-8 all-Oregon West Conference senior forward Trevor Ensign] scored the ball well [for] 28 points and gave us problems in the fourth quarter. We did a good job of making a comeback in the fourth, but North Marion shot the ball well and made their free throws down the stretch."
The Huskies have gotten the better of Scappoose three times in a row by a usual score of 65-56 since the Tribe bested them for its fourth state championship in 2015.
The Indians girls (2-2) also fell 67-33 at North Marion Friday, Dec. 8, their fourth loss to the Huskies in a row by an average of 53-26, but are off to their best start in two years after winning 50-38 Wednesday at Corbett.
Scappoose snapped a two-game head-to-head slide against the Cardinals and have split the last four meetings by a favorable 44-40 average.
The boys can continue their best start since their fifth-place state run as they play at Estacada (1-2) at 7 p.m. Friday, and the girls can improve to their best early record since 2011-12 as they host the Rangers (1-3) at the same time.