$n$ Indians down Colton boys in double overtime

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TOUCHET - It took double overtime, but Touchet's boys handed Colton, the No. 2 team in the Southeast 1B League, a 57-44 defeat here Saturday night.

The Indians put together a triangle-and-2 defense together in preparation for the game, Touchet coach Tim McKeown said, "and it worked pretty good.

"We knew the Straughan brothers (Jake and Josh) are really good outside shooters and the only way to match up with them was to get a body in front of them," he said. "It took them awhile to figure what we were running against them, and it frustrated them a little bit."

Touchet held a 13-3 lead after the first quarter.

"We had a little bit of a lull in the second quarter, and it was 19-14 at halftime," McKeown said. "But I think at that time their coach didn't know what we were throwing at them."

In the overtime sessions, Touchet was 17-for-20 from the free-throw line, including 4-for-4 from Will Huesby.

"This game was won by free throws alone," McKeown said. "The kids made their free throws when we needed to."

A trio of Indians had double-doubles in the game, as Jake Hodnefield scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Matt Kates had 16 and 12, and Eric Hines 10 and 12.

"Hopefully, this will encourage our boys that we can do it," McKeown said. "There's lots of season left. If we want to make the playoffs, we need to win a few more games. I think anything's possible."

Touchet, now 2-8 in SE1B play and 4-11 overall, travels to Waitsburg-Prescott Tuesday.

Touchet 57, Colton 44

COLTON (44) - Druffel 0 0-0 0, Ja. Straughan 2 2-2 8, Jo. Straughan 5 0-2 10, Eacker 2 0-2 4, Du. Patchen 6 5-7 17, Da. Patchen 0 -0 0, Spence 1 3-5 5. Totals 15 10-18 44.

TOUCHET (57) - Jake Hodenfield 4 6-8 16, Hines 3 4-7 10, Preciado 0 0-0 0, Kates 4 6-7 16 Matt, Flores 4 0-0 9, Webber 1 0-0 2, Huesby 0 4-4 4. totals 16 20-26 57.

Colton 3 11 10 10 10 - 44

Touchet 13 6 8 8 23 - 57

3-point goals - Col 2 (Ja. Straughan 2), Tou 5 (Hodnefield 2, Kates 2, Flores). Total fouls - Col 18, Tou 16. Fouled out - Col (Du. Patchen). Technical fouls - Tou (Bench). Rebounds - Col 38 (Du. Patchen 17), Tou 46 (Hines 12, Kates 12). Turnovers - Col 18, Tou 11. Assists - Col 6 (Jo. Straughan 5), Tou 6 (Kates 2, Hodnefield 2).

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