BOYS BASKETBALL — Garfield-Palouse 44, Touchet 42

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TOUCHET - Touchet's boys basketball team couldn't quite pull out a home victory over Garfield-Palouse, falling 44-42 on Friday.

Matt Kates led the Indians with 13 points and three 3s.

"Kates had a really strong game for us," said Touchet head coach Tim McKeown. "We just needed one more shot to drop."

The loss drops Touchet to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in league play.

"It was a defensive battle," McKeown said. "The refs let the kids play. It was good physical basketball."

Touchet traveled to Pomeroy Saturday night.

Garfield-Palouse 44, Touchet 42

GAR-PAL (44) - Slocum 3 0-0 7, Griffin 2 0-0 5, C Redman 0 0-0 0, G Redman 0 0-0 0, Lange 3 3-4 9, Allen 0 0-0 0, Martin 5 3-3 13, Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Cocking 5 0-3 10. Totals 18 6-10 44.

TOUCHET (42) - Hodnefield 3 1-5 7, Hines 5 1-4 11, Preciado 0 0-0 0, Kates 4 2-2 13, Flores 1 2-2 5 Ortiz 0 0-0 0, Weber 0 0-0 0, Hesby 3 0-0 6. Totals 16 6-13 42.

Gar-Pal 13 5 9 17 - 44

Touchet 5 13 10 14 - 42

3-point goals - Gar-Pal 2 (Slocum 1, Griffith 1), Tou 4 (Kates 3, Flores 1). Total fouls - Gar-Pal 14, Tou 7. Fouled out - None. Technical fouls - None. Rebounds - Gar-Pal 23 (Cocking 8), Tou 27 (Kates 8). Turnovers - Gar-Pal 12, Tou 7. Assists - Gar-Pal 3 (three with 1), Tou 9 (Hodnefield 6).

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