Asotin traps Irish early in 76-41 win Friday

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ASOTIN - DeSales came out of the locker room in slow motion here Friday night and Asotin lapped the Irish before the first quarter ended en route to a 76-41 boys Southeast 2B District basketball victory.

"We were very cold at the beginning of the game," DeSales coach Allyn Griffin said. "We were cold in the middle, and come to think of it we finished cold. We just never got untracked with any part of our game."

Not so the Panthers, who bolted to a 28-8 lead after one quarter and built their advantage to 46-22 at halftime and 66-30 going into the fourth quarter.

"They shot real well initially," Griffin said of the Panthers. "But, then, it's not difficult we make layins. Our lack of effort on the defensive end hurt us."

It was the Irish's second loss to Asotin this season.

"The first game was much closer. We hung with them and were within six points in the middle of the fourth quarter," Griffin said. "I thought if we took care of the things we had worked on since playing them the last time, we would be OK. But we didn't do it; we didn't execute."

Nathan Scheibe scored 16 points to lead four Panthers in double figures. Ben Servatius added 15 points, Nate Dalton scored 14 and Robert McIntosh chipped in with 11.

Nick Wales led the Irish with 10 points. Paul Elmenhurst finished with seven, Victor Mata six and Luke Fazzari and Tommy Gregg added five points each.

Asotin, second in the SE2B, improved to 8-2 in league games, 13-5 overall. DeSales saw its record slide to 0-9 and 5-11 going into a Saturday night game at first-place and once-beaten Waitsburg-Prescott.

Asotin 76, DeSales 41

DESALES (41) - Gregg 2 0-0 5, Fazzari 2 1-2 5, Williams 1 0-2 2, Wales 5 0-2 10, Mata 2 1-3 6, Haen 1 0-0 2, Elmenhurst 3 0-0 7, Leahy 2 0-0 4, Donnelly 0 0-0 0, Cordeiro 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 2-9 41.

ASOTIN (76) - Whittaker 1 0-0 2, McIntosh 5 0-0 11, Heitstuman 4 0-0 8, Dalton 5 4-4 14, Parsons 1 0-0 2, Servatius 6 2-3 15, Trimmel 3 0-0 8, Scheibe 8 0-1 16, Snyder 0 0-0 0, Lyons 0 0-0 0. Totals 33 7-8 76.

DeSales 8 14 8 11 - 41

Asotin 28 18 20 10 - 76

3-point goals - DeSales (Gregg, Mata, Elmenhurst), Asotin (Trimmel 2, McIntosh). Total fouls - DeSales 12, Asotin 10. Fouled out - DeSales (Fazzari). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Asotin 32, DeSales 16 (Fazzari 4).

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