Photo by Patrick Shelby
Nearly untouchable, Haden Hicks of Prosser soars toward the basket, scoring 2-of-16 points in Friday’s match-up against Selah.
As of Wednesday, January 30, 2019
PROSSER The Mustangs (10-6, 10-8) squared off against the Vikings (14-2, 14-4) in a fast-paced, conference game that went down to the wire as visiting Selah held off Prosser 71-64 last Friday night.
“For us, as young as we are and inexperienced… the kids showed tonight that they can play with a good team like that and with some good players. They’ve got a 1-2-3 punch, and we showed that we’ll fight, and we can stay with them,” PHS Head Coach Toby Cox said.
PHS junior Calvin Maljaars came off the bench and stepped up to take control of interior defense and played big with 14 points.
“The last couple of games I’ve been off. I’ve been averaging low rebounds and points Tonight was my break out,” Maljaars exclaimed.
“The team we played was at the top of the league, and we believe we’re up there with them as well, and it was fun to get out here and match up with them,” he said.
“Calvin came out, and he played hard. He changed the rebounding for us,” Cox said.
“He came in and set some hard screens and had some put backs and was in double digits tonight,” stated the coach.
“They hit some shots, and we started to get scrappy on defense, and we were just a few shots away from being on the winning side.”
The team’s scoring leader was Kaden Swift with 16 points. Saul Quinones and Haden Hicks were also in double digits with 12 points apiece.