PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Indians boys get fast 56-51 win against Grizzlies

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TOUCHET - Coach Tim McKeown watched his Touchet boys basketball team open the season with a frenetic 56-51 non-league triumph over Helix here Tuesday night.

Senior Matt Kates led the way for the Indians with 15 points and sophomore Will Huesby, playing in his first varsity game, was also in double figures with 13 points. Senior Jake Hodnefield, usually one of Touchet's top point producers, was limited to eight points after getting into early foul trouble.

Garrett Rogers tallied 18 points and Riley Sederburg finished with 16 as that duo combined for 34 of the Grizzlies' 51 points.

"The game was played at a really fast pace," McKeown said. "But we would run the break and then try to keep going. We weren't smart about backing the ball up and being patient and disciplined. We were trying too hard to jam it down their throats.

"The kids need to understand that they can't get anywhere kind of just going crazy."

After falling behind 29-22 at halftime, Helix cut into Touchet's lead in the third quarter and trailed 38-36 going to the fourth. But Hodnefield ant Kates, who had spent most of the third period on the bench in foul trouble, returned in the fourth quarter and helped the Indians hold off the Grizzlies' comeback.

"We don't have a deep bench," McKeown said. "And when Jake and Matt got into foul trouble, it hurt us."

The Indians open their Southeast 1B District season this weekend, traveling to Rosalia Friday night and entertaining St. John-Endicott on Saturday.

Helix, which saw its record dip to 0-3, will be in Umatilla Thursday through Saturday to participate in the Columbia River Clash.

Touchet 58, Helix 52

HELIX (51) - Papineau 0 3-6 3, Rogers 5 5-10 18, Clark 2 2-2 7, Sederburg 7 2-8 16, Thompson 1 0-0 2, Sundin 2 0-1 5. Totals 17 12-27 51.

TOUCHET (56) - Hodnefield 4 0-0 8, Hines 3 0-2 7, Preciado 1 0-0 3, Ochoa 0 0-0 0, Kates 5 4-5 15, Flores 2 2-2 6, Weber 2 0-0 4, Huesby 6 1-2 13. Totals 23 7-11 56.

Helix 11 11 14 15 - 51

Touchet 18 11 9 18 - 56

3-point goals - Touchet (Hines, Preciado, Kates), Helix (Rogers 3, Clark, Sundin). Total fouls - Touchet 22, Helix 12. Fouled out - Touchet (Hodnefield). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Touchet 30 (Hines 9), Helix 27 (Sederburg 8). Turnovers - Helix 17, Touchet 16.

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