BOYS BASKETBALL: Forks earns league win over Rochester
Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News
Forks’ Leo Gonzales, left, launches a shot over Rochester’s Tanner Nelson during the Spartans’ 52-47 Evergreen League win at Forks High School.
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Forks trailed by three points before outscoring the Warriors 22-14 in the last quarter.
“We had a hard time with turning the ball over,” Forks coach Rick Gooding said.
“But we didn't give up. We never gave up.
“We didn't do a good job, but we won. That's the important part.”
Gooding said both teams struggled with shooting, with Spartans guard Colton Raben being the lone exception, finishing with a game-high 21 points.
“We didn't shoot the ball particularly well; we missed a lot of gimmes, but they missed a lot of gimmes, too,” Gooding said.
“But Colton did a good job getting the ball in the hoop.”
Forks also went 6 for 6 from the free-throw line down the stretch.
Spartans post Leo Gonzales had another double-figure scoring effort with 15 points. Reis Lawson added eight and Ollie Sampson finished with six.
Tyler Gedney led Rochester (1-1, 2-3) with 18 points, but he was held to two points after the Spartans made halftime adjustments devised by assistant coach Mark Raben.
With the win, Forks improves to 2-3 on the season (1-1 in league play).
Forks 52, Rochester 47
Rochester 9 15 9 14— 47
Forks 6 14 10 22— 52
Yarber 2, Gedney 18, Wilson 8, Blanchard 12.
Raben 21, Lawson 8, Greene 2, Ollie 6, Leo 15.
Last modified: December 18. 2013 6:21PM