Pioneers can't pick up first win

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 25, 2014 

SEATTLE ACADEMY 63, NOOKSACK VALLEY 39

Nooksack Valley's boys' basketball team couldn't pick up its first win as the Pioneers fell to Seattle Academy 63-39 on Saturday, Jan. 25, in Seattle.

The Pioneers' bright spot was winning the third quarter 19-12 after being down 41-15 at halftime.

"We came out of halftime and attacked them a bit better," coach Tyler Mitchell said in a phone interview. "We just did a better job of getting out in transition."

Tanner Myhre led the team with 15 points and Josh Gimmaka chipped in 14.

"Tanner did a good job of taking it to the rim," Mitchell said. "Gimmaka just did a nice job of being aggressive."

The Pioneers (0-15, NWC 0-8) face Anacortes on Tuesday, Jan. 28, on the road.

SEATTLE ACADEMY 63, NOOKSACK VALLEY 39

Nooksack Valley 6 9 19 5 - 39

Seattle Academy 23 18 12 10 - 63

Nooksack Valley: Tanner Myhre 15, Connor Beard 6, Noah Rawls 1, Aaron Bosscher 1, Eben Rossmiller 0, Brady Wood 0, Shawn Goto-Gierke 0, Josh Gimmaka 14, Seth Taron 2, Curtis Handy 0. Team totals: 16-52 5-10 39.

Seattle Academy: McManus 0, Davydov 14, Donald 4, Cohen 0, Mortimer 3, Sorenson 0, Gerke 17, Perlin 0, Vogel 4, Castanes 4, Green 0, Hobbs 8, Sloan 7, Sroggins 2. Team totals: 26-55 5-8 xx.

3-ptg: Nooksack Valley 2 (Gimmaka 2), Seattle Academy 6 (Gerke 5). Rebounds: Nooksack Valley 24 (Beard 5), Seattle Academy 41. Assists: Nooksack Valley 3 (Bosscher 2), Seattle Academy n/a (Leader xx). Fouls: Nooksack Valley 6 (Fouled out), Seattle Academy 9 (Fouled out). Turnovers: Nooksack Valley 15, Seattle Academy 12.

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