Tigers throttle Loggers in return to league play

Jan. 4—Box score

At Napavine


Onalaska 10 10 12 12 —44

Napavine 19 25 31 14 —89

Onalaska (44) — Underhill 17, McKinley 12, Jacoby 8, Rushton 3, Sanchez 2, Thayer 2

Napavine (89) — Grose 29, Prather 13, Bullock 12, Chambers 8, Be. Landam 7, Kelly 6, Denault 6, Nelson 6, Wilson 2

The Napavine boys basketball team got 2024 started fast, blowing out Onalaska 89-44 on Thursday in Central 2B League action.

The Tigers (10-0, 5-0 C2BL) cracked 80 points for the fourth time this winter, highlighted by a 25-10 run in the second quarter and a 31-point period in the third.

James Grose poured in 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting, going 4 for 5 from beyond the arc and also logging four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals.

Jarin Prather added 13 points, and Cal Bullock had 12. Cael Stanley dished out seven assists, while Becket Landram had four to go along with a team-leading four steals.

Blazer Underhill led the Loggers (3-6, 1-4 C2BL) with 17 points, and Maddox Mickley scored 12. Ethan Thayer had nine rebounds to lead the way on the boards.

As a team, Napavine turned 29 Onalaska turnovers into 47 points, and turned 15 offensive rebounds into 17 second-chance points.

The Tigers will dip back out of C2BL play to host 1A Elma on Saturday afternoon. The Loggers will be off nearly a week, facing Toledo at home next Wednesday.