As of Tuesday, February 21, 2017
GOLDENDALE The Sunnyside Christian boys team was nearly knocked out of postseason play with a Friday night 52-54 loss to Yakama Tribal.
The loss put the Knights in a loser-out Saturday night district game against Klickitat-Glenwood. They won that game, 76-16.
Sunnyside Christian’s postseason continues with another game against Yakama Tribal tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Zillah Middle School. Both teams advance to a glue game for a regional berth.
Against the Eagles last Friday, Chance Marsh scored a team high 19 points, while teammates Cade Bosma and Luke Dykstra combined for 18 points.
“It was a wild, crazy ending,” Knights coach Dean Wagenaar said.
The loss came in the final 3 seconds as Sunnyside Christian attempted a shot, the ball tipped and failed to drop. In an attempt to return the basket to the rim, a foul was called on the Knights and a Yakama Tribal player was given two charity shots, which dropped in the basket to clinch the win, Wagenaar said.
Saturday’s game against Klickitat-Glenwood was Sunnyside Christian’s fight from the start.
“The boys played hard,” Wagenaar said. “We were ahead 50 at the half.”
Marsh led the team with 20 points; teammate Kyler Marsh tallied 15; and Bosma and Ross Faber each scored 10.
The Knights forced 24 turnovers against Klickitat-Glenwood.