Lake Roosevelt falls on the road to Brewster (77-56) in semifinals of District 6 2B boys basketball tournament; looks to keep season alive against Manson in loser-out/winner advance scenario

BREWSTER, Wash. – With a swollen and gimpy ankle, Chase Marchand (Colville tribal descendant) of Lake Roosevelt gutted through the pain and went into mamba mode.

Marchand scored a team-high 16 points for the Raiders on Saturday (Feb. 12) evening in front of a packed house but it wasn’t enough as Lake Roosevelt lost to Brewster 77-56 in the semifinals of the District 6 2B boys basketball tournament.

Fans lined up around the block for this one as this rivalry dates back a few decades or so, and is among one of the top rivalries in the north-central Washington region

Brewster not wanting to be upset in their own house jumped out to a 22-4 lead after the first quarter and for all Bears fans things seemed right where they should be.

The Raiders settled themselves down in the second quarter, took a few deep breaths, and rallied back to cut the deficit to 12 points, trailing 35-23 at halftime but that would be as close as they would get.

Brewster expanded their lead to 17 after the third quarter (53-36) and every time the Raiders would make a bucket the Bears would counter with a score.

Brewster finished off Lake Roosevelt in the fourth quarter exploding for 24 points in the quarter. Lake Roosevelt scored 20 points in the fourth quarter but just couldn’t get key stops down the stretch when needed.

Alonzo Adams (Colville tribal member) of Lake Roosevelt scored 15 points, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers and Tanner Kiser finished with eight points on the evening. Tribal members Chase Clark and Brandon Pino finished with six and three points respectively.

The Raiders (13-6) will host Manson (11-10) in a winner advance/loser-out format on Feb. 17 in Coulee Dam. The winner of this game will face the loser of the Brewster/Okanogan match for the final spot into Regionals (Feb. 25-26).

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