The HRV boys basketball team lost 56-46 to Barlow Friday night, falling to 3-3 in the Mt. Hood Conference and 6-8 on the season. Please see details in the Wednesday, Jan. 16 edition of the Hood River News.
Sandy 56, HRV 45
SANDY — Coming off a big 68-59 home win over Central Catholic on Jan. 3, the last thing HRV coach Tom Ames wanted Tuesday at Sandy was a letdown.
And for a half, it looked like the Eagles might be well on their way to a 4-1 conference record. But an inexplicably poor second half cost HRV a chance to solidify its standing, falling 56-45.
“The fans got their money’s worth tonight,” Ames said. “Two games for the price of one.
“We played well the first half, but the second was a flashback to the Pendleton tournament. We missed shots, stood around and never got into our offense.”
After putting together a solid first half, the Eagles (3-2, 6-7) went ice cold from the floor and never regained their shooting touch, finishing the second half with only two field goals.
Despite their shooting woes, the Eagles still held a five-point lead at the end of three (35-30). But the shots wouldn’t fall and the HRV defense fell apart, allowing the Pioneers to put up 26 fourth-quarter points.
The shooting bug affected everyone on Tuesday. Eric Nelson, who scored 24 versus Central Catholic, was 0-3 with zero points. Brendon Charles, who leads the team in scoring, went 4-13 with 13 points, while long-range sharpshooter Nate Armerding went 4-12 on the night, also with 13 points.
Ames said Charles and Mitchell Bohn dominated the boards in the first half, leading the Eagles to 11 offensive rebounds and 22 shots in the paint. Both players finished with nine rebounds, while Armerding added six, Andy Holmson four, and Jarrod Fogle and Heath Goin three apiece.
Holmson also had seven points, three assists and three steals. Bohn contributed five points, Fogle four and Goin three. HRV played Barlow at home Friday, but results were not yet available.