This game started out very bad for Clatskanie as they committed 7 fouls in the first Quarter and were losing 13-8 versus a very good 4A la Grande team. This was a really fun back and forth first half as both teams moved the ball well and pushed the ball well in transition. However, Clatskanie stayed in foul trouble the whole first half and couldn’t buy a bucket for most of that second Quarter.
Going into the Second Quarter Clatskanie responded by getting within 2 points but couldn’t quite get this game any closer. Shelby Blodgett from Clatskanie is the leading scorer at half with 11 points however, Clatskanie was still losing 24-19 at the end of the Second Quarter.
This continued to be a back and forth game as Clatskanie kept threatening and each time La Grande pushed the lead to 5 Clatskanie responses and would be within 2 points within the next possession.
This was a great game between the #1 3a team Clatskanie and a Top 5 4a team La Grande. This game felt just like last seasons Salem Academy vs Clatskanie game at the Yoda MLK tournament. Clatskanie was in foul trouble the whole game and couldn’t make the big shot to tie the game or go ahead.
Clatskanie was held without a bucket for most of the Fourth Quarter before scoring with 3:25 left in the game making it La Grande 43-42.
This game came down to foul trouble and that was just too much for Clatskanie as they lost 51-48. Clatskanie was lead by the normal suspects as Shelby Blodgett and Olivia Sprague both finished with 18 points but that wasn’t enough this time.