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Tigers throttle Loggers in return to league play

Jan. 4—Box score

At Napavine

TIGERS 89, LOGGERS 44

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.