Touchet boys hand Mac-Hi 42-32 defeat

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TOUCHET - The Touchet boys picked up a non-league victory over visiting Mac-Hi Tuesday, pulling out to a 37-16 lead before withstanding a late Pioneer rally and winning, 42-32.

Eric Hines led the Indians with 18 points and three 3-pointers. Will Huesby chipped in 16.

Jeremy Ley and Tyler Williams led the Pioneers with 10 points each.

"Pretty much right from the tip ball, we just had a pretty good game," Touchet coach Tim McKeown said. "We were patient, we were hitting our shots, we were pretty balanced at the time. Then we came back in the third quarter and Mac-Hi put pressure on us, and we didn't handle it very well.

"If there was a little bit more time on the clock, it might have been a little ugly," McKeown said.

That late pressure led to 27 turnovers on the night for Touchet, 20 of which came in the second half.

"We're trying to work on taking care of the ball and a lot of times we're just getting our heads down and trying to dribble through everybody and not seeing the open court," McKeown said. "Mac-Hi was taking advantage of those and they scored a lot of points. We just gotta learn to take better care of the ball."

With the victory, Touchet draws even at 6-6 on the season (1-5 in Southeast 1B play).

The Indians face a pair of road games this weekend first at Tekoa-Oakesdale in Tekoa Friday at 7 p.m., then at Rosalia Saturday at 6 p.m.

Touchet 42, Mac-Hi 32

MAC-HI (32) - Hernandez 0 0-1 0, Ortiz 0 -0-0 0, Sandoval 1 3-6 5, Schuler 0 0-0 0, Ley 3 2-2 10, McElrath 0 0-0 0,Flores 2 1-4 5, Richwine 1 0-0 2, Hinton 0 0-0 0, Williams 3 4-4 10. Totals 10 10-17 32.

TOUCHET (42) - Con. McKeown 1 0-1 2, Hines 7 1-3 18, Col. McKeown 1 0-0 2, Preciado 0 0-0 0, Velasquez 0 0-0 0, Goble 0 0-0 0, Carson 2 0-0 4, Huesby 7 2-3 16. Totals 18 3-7 42.

Mac-Hi 3 4 9 16 - 32

Touchet 8 15 14 5 - 42

3-point goals - Mac 2 (Ley 2), Tou 3 (Hines 3). Total fouls - Mac 13, Tou 17. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Mac 13 (Williams 4), Tou 18 (Carson 9). Turnovers - Mac 14, Tou 27. Assists - Mac 5 (Ortiz 2), Tou 16 (Preciado 5).

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