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Cowboys rout Trojans
Crook County takes control in second quarter of 62-35 win over Douglas
Preston Washechek goes to the basket for two of his game-high 21 points during the Cowboys’ win over the Douglas Trojans on Friday.
December 17, 2012
The Crook?County Cowboys played their best game of the year on Friday night as they cruised past the Douglas Trojans 62-35 in non-league basketball action.
Led by the hot shooting of Preston Washechek, the Cowboys jumped out to a 16-10 lead at the end of the first period. Washechek, who led all scorers with 21 points, continued his hot shooting in the second quarter as the Cowboys took control of the contest.
“Wahsechek put up some big numbers, but everybody is contributing on offense when they get the opportunity — which is good to see,” said Crook County head coach Jeff Lowenbach.
The Cowboys continued to put pressure on the Trojans in the third period, running the lead to 45-22 before pulling their starters from the game.
“I thought our intensity was a little better in the second half,” Lowenbach said. “It seemed like our energy was there and there was more bounce in our step.”
Douglas scored the last six points of the quarter to close to within 45-27 at the end of the period. However, the Cowboys settled down and outscored the Trojans 17-7 in the final stanza as they coasted to the easy win.
As a team, Crook County hit 10 three-point shots in the contest, including four by Washechek who finished with 21 points. Marcus Greaves added eight points while Jacob Mahurin and Aaron Tavernia each added six.
Jordan Shaffer led the Trojans with 10 points.
In addition to playing solid defense, the Cowboys also controlled the boards, outrebounding the Trojans 40-17 in the contest. Washechek and Dillon Dees each finished with six rebounds while Chance Sutfin had five, and Dillon Dean, Mike Egbert, and Greaves each had four.
The Cowboys also had a season-high 18 assists in the contest as five players including Greaves, A.J. Cooper, Troy Benton, Pit Lee, and Lane Rutz all contributed at least three assists.
“It was a pretty decent team effort,” Lowenbach said.
With the win, the Cowboys ran their record to 5-1 while the Trojans fell to 0-7 on the season.
Crook County played at home again on Saturday when they took on the Gladstone Gladiators in an afternoon contest.
at Crook County
Crook County 62, Douglas 35
Douglas (35) — Jordan Shaffer 10, Stewart 6, Lavin 4, Copenhaver 4, Claughton 4, Haeber 2, Griffin 2, Daniels 2, Koone 1, Mincher, Porter. Totals 16 3-5 35.
Crook County (62) — Preston Washechek 21, Greaves 8, Tavernia 6, Mahurin 6, Benton 5, Dean 4, Dees 4, Sofich 4, Egbert 3, Sutfin 1, Lee, Rutz, Cooper. Totals 22 8-23 62.
Douglas 10 6 12 7 — 35
Crook County 16 16 13 17 — 62
Three-point goals — Douglas: None; Crook County: Washechek 4, Mahurin 2, Tavernia 2, Benton, Sofich.