Indians boys can't find answer to LC

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RICHLAND - Touchet's boys didn't have an answer for Liberty Christian's Bryan Carrigan in non-league basketball action Tuesday night.

Carrigan hit 40 points on the night - and no 3s - in Liberty Christian's 65-40 domination of Touchet.

"We didn't have a cure for him," said Touchet coach Tim McKeown of Carrigan. "It kind of showed and it kind of hurt."

The Indians successfully doubled down on Carrigan a couple of times, but didn't continue it through the game, McKeown said. "He pinned us," he said. "He'd make the basket in front, or over the top with a lob from behind."

Jake Siefken's 15 points joined Carrigan in the win.

"If you take half of (Carrigan's) points away from him, you've got a pretty good ball game," McKeown said.

The Indians were down 31-8 at the half, and though the second half was more competitive - Touchet posted 32 to the Jaguars' 34 - it was too little, too late.

"Yet again, we were within one basket in the second half, but we've got to do that in the first half, as well," McKeown said. "It's all about playing basketball. With a big kid like that (Carrigan), you've got to be a little smarter than him."

Matt Kates led the Indians with 14 points and two 3s. Jake Hodnefield had 12 points and two 3s.

The Indians are 3-10 on the season and 1-7 in league. They travel to St. John-Endicott Friday and host Colton Saturday.

Liberty Christian 65, Touchet 40

TOUCHET (40) - Hodnefield 5 0-0 12, Hines 1 0-0 3, Preciado 1 0-0 2, Ochoa 0 0-0 0, Kates 5 2-2 14, Flores 4 1-1 9, Ortiz 0 0-0 0, Weber 0 0-0 0, Huesby 0 0-2 0. Totals 16 3-5 40.

LC (65) - Koglin 0 0-0 0, Morris 1 1-2 3, Olsen 1 1-2 3, Crawford 1 0-0 3, Siefken 5 4-4 15, Pomeroy 0 0-0 0, Lindquist 0 0-0 0, Sitton 1-2 1, Krause 0 0-0 0, Carrigan 17 6-8 40. Totals 25 13-18 65.

Touchet 4 4 18 14 - 40

LC 19 12 16 18 - 65

3-point goals - Tou 5 (Hodnefield 2, Hines, Kates 2), LC 2 (Crawford, Siefken). Fouls - Tou 17, LC 11. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Tou 26 (Hodnefield 7, Flores 7), LC 24 (Carrigan 13). Turnovers - Tou 18, LC 17. Assists - Tou 10, (Hodnefield 4), LC 11 (Olson 4).

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