Lummi boys can't convert free throws in loss

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 11, 2014 

Lummi boys' basketball couldn't convert its free throws and took a 56-53 loss to Neah Bay on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Lummi High School. The Blackhawks were led by Trazil Lane's 18 points and seven rebounds, both team-highs.

"It was a classic Lummi-Neah Bay battle, both teams were gutting it out," Lummi coach Jerome Toby said in a phone interview. "We had a chance to tie at the end ... but we couldn't capitalize."

Lummi shot a solid 22 of 39 from the field, but was just 8 of 24 from the charity stripe.

"It's hard to win when you shoot 33 percent from the foul line," Toby said.

Logan Toby added seven points and a team-high four assists for Lummi. Charlie Wilson also had 16 points for the Blackhawks.

"Wilson played really well, he stepped up," Jerome Toby said. "He had that breakout game we were looking for. Trazil was a workhorse; he plays hard, really unselfish."

The Blackhawks grabbed 11 steals in the game, but also committed 14 turnovers.

"Neah Bay has a high-octance offense. We did a great job getting turnovers and steals," Jerome Toby said of his defense's strong effort in the game. "But also credit to them for holding us to 53."

Lummi was averaging 70 points per game and held an 8-0 record coming into the game.

The Blackhawks' next game is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at home against Grace Academy.

NEAH BAY 56, LUMMI 53

Neah Bay 18 15 7 16 - 56

Lummi 18 14 12 9 - 53

Neah Bay: Claplanho 2, J. Greene 5, Z. Greene 16, Venske 8, Moss 23, McCaulley 2, Reamer 0, Martinez 0, Porter 0. Team totals: FT: 19-24 56.

Lummi: Dean Williams 0, Charlie Wilson 16, Leo Scarborough 5, Logan Toby 7, Austin Brockie 1, Willie Jones 0, Trazil Lane 18, Kavarez Lane 6, Deion Hoskins 0. Team totals: 22-39 8-24 53.

3-ptg: Neah Bay 3 (Moss 2), Lummi 1 (Scar 1). Rebounds: Neah Bay n/a (n/a), Lummi 23 (T. Lane 7). Assists: Neah Bay 9 (n/a), Lummi 13 (Toby 4). Fouls: Neah Bay 24 (Fouled out: Venske, Reamer), Lummi 19 (Fouled out: Kavarez Lane, Brockie, Williams). Turnovers: Neah Bay n/a, Lummi 14.

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