Horizon boys carried by two 20-point performances on the road versus Echo

Horizon was led by Derek Johnston’s (below) 23 points and Caleb Lingel’s (above) 20 points in their 64-44 win against Echo.

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Horizon was led by Derek Johnston’s (below) 23 points and Caleb Lingel’s (above) 20 points in their 64-44 win against Echo.

The Horizon boys basketball team looks to try and build off its most recent 64-44 road win on Dec. 21 over Echo.

In this game, junior forward Derek Johnston led the Hawks in scoring with 23 points on the night, including 5-5 from beyond the three-point line and 9-11 total. Johnston also added three blocks, two assists and one steal.

Freshman guard Caleb Lingel also had a strong shooting performance against Echo as he had 20 points and shot 6-13 form the field. Lingel also distributed the ball well after the defense started over playing on him to stop his scoring and led the Hawks with seven assists.

As a team, the Hawks had 15 assists, eight steals and shot 8-17 from the three-point line.


Derek Johnston

With the win, Horizon is now 4-3 on the season and will play Joseph at home on Dec. 30 in their next game.

The Horizon boys have found momentum with the win over Echo and have outscored their opponents 235-184 in their four wins this season, but what’s been difficult for them is being able to sustain a winning streak.

Like the Hawks, Joseph hasn’t been unable to sustain anything throughout the short period of this season as they’re 4-2.

Joseph has gone on two winning streaks and had been close to extending a two-game winning streak to three on Dec. 16 against Powder Valley, but came up short by a final score of 79-76.

The game between these two schools is a top-25 1A OSAA ranking matchup.

Horizon is currently ranked 16 in state while Joseph is 24.

A win here for the Hawks would move them to 5-3, but more importantly it would get them started on a winning streak.

After Joseph, the Hawks will play Klickitat/Glenwood at home before opening league play on the road against Arlington on Jan. 5.

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