Black Hills 42, Peninsula 40
(Tumwater, WA) Both teams came into this season without a large part of last year’s team and both have been working on finding their own identity. Both teams look like they took a step toward that goal despite Peninsula falling short after trailing by as many as 12 in the 2nd half and Black Hills holding on for the win.
This was not an offensive masterpiece by any means as Peninsula led 11-5 after the 1st quarter and the Wolves jumped in front at the half only 21-17. Noah Brewer scored half of his game high 16 from inside the paint and Peninsula’s Debo McClain had 6 to lead the Seahawks off the bench.
The Wolves would push their lead in the 3rd quarter to 33-25 outscoring the Seahawks 12-8. Early in the 4th quarter it appeared the Wolves would cruise to the win extending that lead to 12 behind scoring from Brewer, Joe Crumley and Garrett Glenn. The Seahawks would get back in the game when they went to a pressure defense creating several turnovers and pulled within 2 at the 55-second mark when Jared Brinkman stole the ball dished it to McClain who finished it off with a lay-in to make it 42-40.
After an exchange of possessions the Seahawks Eli McLaughlin drove into the key and put up a shot when the Wolves’ Crumley swatted it out of bounds with 2.4 seconds left to play. On the inbounds play Peninsula could not get off a final shot and the game was final.
Black Hills improves to 5-2 overall while Peninsula drops to 2-6. Our Tommy Lowe of the Greene Realty Group Players of the Game went to Black Hills’ Noah Brewer and Peninsula’s Debo McClain and our Proactive Physical Therapy Play of the Game goes to the Wolves Joe Crumley for his blocked shot with 2.4 seconds to play protecting the 2-point lead.
Black Hills: Noah Brewer 16, Joe Crumley 11, Garrett Glenn 7, Kae Walker 3, Casey Olson 3, Justin Cunningham 2
Peninsula: Debo McClain 10, Seth Kesteler 9, Eli McLaughlin 6, Jared Brinkman 5, Nate Thompson 5, Sam Miller 3, Kaleb Lichau 1, Ryder Johnson 1