Pirates Dominate Colville in the Sundome

Dec 30, 2009
by Jay Williamson
John Gage splits defenders for 2 points in the Sundome.
Vashon’s opponent on December 30 was Colville, another 1A team. Vashon displayed none of the sloppy play exhibited in the first half of the Cashmere game and this allowed the team to jump to an early first quarter lead despite cold shooting (including 6 missed three point attempts). John Gage scored 11 points in the quarter including a three pointer. Alex Wegner and Tyler Stoffer had several steals and Quinn Holert and Tyler Stoffer each had a basket. Vashon’s defense was again steller holding Colville to 6 points to Vashon’s 15. Play in the second quarter followed a similar pattern except more players scored led by four points by Wegner and a 3 point basket by Holert. Inside play for the Pirates continued to be strong with an offensive rebound and basket by Dan Lofland and a steal under the basket by Corey Williamson. The score at the half was Vashon 27 Colville 15.

Vashon dominated the third quarter with a 13-0 scoring run blowing the game wide open. Gage had a dunk off of a Wegner assist. Wegner also had a dunk as well as a three-point basket. The score at the end of the third quarter was Vashon 48 Colville 23. Vashon kept the pressure up in the fourth quarter with another dunk by Gage, a steal and basket by Wegner and two steals by Christian Hasson. The only negative in the quarter was a bad ankle sprain suffered by Tyler Stoffer. Again all players contributed to the victory with Hamzah Griffin and Jesse Hazzard having solid minutes. The final score was Vashon 56 Colville 32. John Gage again dominated defensively with 7 blocked shots.

Pirate Points vs. Colville:
John Gage 28, Alex Wegner 12, Quinn Holert 5, Matt Kerns 3, Tyler Stoffer 2, Elias Weston 2, Dan Lofland 2 and Matt Amick 2.