Murashov returns to form in Mountaineers win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 10, 2014 

Mount Baker boys' basketball earned a 65-53 victory over Nooksack Valley in a Northwest Conference matchup on Friday, Jan. 10, at Nooksack Valley. The Mountaineers were led by Reuben Murashov's 22 points.

Noah Rawls led the Pioneers with 12 points.

"We started off really strong ... went into halftime up 35-16. We played a great defensive first half," Mount Baker coach Rob Gray said in a phone interview. "The second half was a shootout, we didn't do the things we needed to defensively."

Murashov was 10-10 from the free throw line for Mount Baker. He bounced back from scoring just five points against Lynden Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Seth Bass added 13 points and Andrew Zender contributed 12 points and seven rebounds for the Mountaineers.

Seth Taron had six points and 10 rebounds for Nooksack Valley, and Tanner Myhre added 10 points.

"We came out in the third quarter and did a nice job getting Baker on their heels a bit," Nooksack Valley coach Tyler Mitchell said in a phone interview. "They did a nice job holding on."

MOUNT BAKER 65, NOOKSACK VALLEY 53

Mount Baker 16 19 13 17 - 65

Nooksack Valley 9 7 19 18 - 53

Mount Baker: Isaac Gilmore 4, Reuben Murashov 22, Drew Nicol 2, Cody Larson 0, Seth Bass 13, Colton Ranson 8, Conner Brandland 2, Josh Barbo 2, Andrew Zender 12. Team totals: 21-57 16-21 65.

Nooksack Valley: Tanner Myhre 10, Connor Beard 7, Noah Rawls 12, Aaron Bosscher 9, Eben Rossmiller 0, Josh Gimmaka 7, Seth Taron 6. Team totals: 19-57 11-20 53.

3-ptg: Mount Baker 5 (Murshov, Ranson 2), Nooksack Valley 4 (Rawls 2). Rebounds: Mount Baker 32 (Zender 7), Nooksack Valley 33 (Taron 10). Assists: Mount Baker 15 (Murashov 7), Nooksack Valley 10 (Beard 4). Fouls: Mount Baker 18 (Fouled out: none), Nooksack Valley 18 (Fouled out: Beard). Turnovers: Mount Baker 12, Nooksack Valley 18.

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