Bigs lead Touchet boys past Liberty Christian, 44-27

Advertisement

TOUCHET — Ruben Butler led Touchet with 14 points and 14 boards in a 44-27 victory Tuesday evening against Liberty Christian in a Southeast 1B boys basketball game.

Touchet’s Zach Carson also just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 boards.

“Our big men (Carson and Butler) both played very impressive basketball,” Touchet coach Tim McKeown said. “They were working hard on the boards and scoring points.”

Guard Connor McKeown added eight points while Vicente Flores had seven.

“Our offense was impatient at times,” coach McKeown said. “At other times, we passed the ball around well and got our shots.”

Touchet held Liberty Christian to less than ten points in all but one quarter.

“The kids were ready from the beginning on defense,” coach McKeown said. “We played straight-up man defense the whole game long and it worked.

“We knew they were a good 3-point shooting team, so we had to get in their face on defense and at least get a hand up on every shot,” he said.

Touchet outrebounded Liberty Christian 43-17.

“I was proud of the whole team tonight,” McKeown said. “We played good fundamental basketball. I was really happy with the team. It puts us in the hunt for the sixth, and final, seed to districts.”

Touchet (8-10, 5-9 SE1B) will play two more games this weekend to close out the regular season.

The Indians travel to Pomeroy Friday and host Tekoa-Oakesdale Saturday. Both games start at 6 p.m.

TOUCHET 44, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 27

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (27) — Ojeda 1 0-0 3, Whitwer 0 0-0 0, Peterson 5 3-7 14, Olson 1 0-0 2, Morris 1 1-2 3, Lindquist 2 0-0 5, Hoey 0 0-0 0, Coglin 0 0-0 0, Conway 0 0-0 0, Steele 0 0-0 0, Totals 10 4-9 27.

TOUCHET (44) — Con. McKeown 3 0-0 8, Col. McKeown 1 0-0 3, Preciado 0 0-0 0, Butler 5 4-6 14, Martinez 0 1-2 1, Rincon 1 0-1 2, Flores 3 0-1 7, Carson 3 3-5 9, Weber 0 0-0 0, Totals 16 8-14 44.

LC 2 14 3 8 — 27

Touchet 8 16 6 14 — 44

3-point goals — LC 3 (Ojeda, Peterson, Lindquist), Tou 4 ( Con. McKeown 2, Col. McKeown, Flores). LC 15, Tou 14. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — LC 17 (Morris 4), Tou 43 (Butler 14). Assists — LC 3, Tou 12 (Col 3, Flores 3). Turnovers — Tou 14, LC 19.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment

4 free views left!