WILBUR – Aiden Hall (Colville tribal member) scored 10 points and hauled down eight rebounds for Pateros, but it wasn’t enough as the Wilbur-Creston would go on to win 49-31 over the Billygoats on Friday evening in non-league action.
“It was rough. They’re a good team,” said Hall. “They’re good all-around. They got a pretty good shooter. They got some big guys that play tough D. It’s alright, we’ll bounce back.”
Pateros jumped out to an early 12-5 lead over Wilbur-Creston midway through the first quarter, however the Wildcats would go on a 10-0 run to take a 15-12 lead. Hall would sink a deep 3-pointer to tie the game at 15-15 after the first.
The second quarter saw both teams going back and forth with Wilbur-Creston holding a slight edge as they would go on an 8-3 run to end the quarter, taking a 27-19 lead into halftime.
The Wildcats took a hold of the game in the third quarter holding leads of (33-22, 35-22, 37-22 and 39-24).
Pateros cut the lead down to 13-points (39-26) at the 6:07 mark in the fourth quarter but would get no closer than that, as Wilbur-Creston would end the game on a 10-5 run, getting a 18-point win.
“We struggled shooting,” said Marcus Stennes, head coach for Pateros. “We were getting good looks. They just weren’t falling for us.”
Pateros has been through a rigorous schedule to start out the year.
“It will be our sixth game in two weeks, these guys are still grinding,” said Stennes.
“It’s tough, but that’s why we condition like we do in the beginning of the season,” said Hall. “It’s good for us. In districts you don’t have any time to rest.”
Pateros would on to beat Bridgeport the next day (Dec. 14.) 55-52 to put them at 4-2 overall.
CWB - 1B
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Entiat 1-0 2-1
Riverside Chr. 0-0 4-1
Pateros 0-0 4-2
Moses Lake Chr. 0-0 0-0
Wilson Creek 0-0 0-1
Cascade Chr. 0-1 2-4