Blaine’s boys’ basketball team faced a rough third quarter and came up short at the buzzer in its 58-56 defeat to Granite Falls on Tuesday, Dec. 30, in the Blaine Holiday Classic at Blaine High School.
The Borderites’ Carson Knutzen led the game with 20 points and Marcus Potts added 13.
“We came out lapsed and (Granite Falls) had a 9-2 run to take away our eight point halftime lead,” Blaine coach Shaun Pile said in a phone interview.
Blaine had the ball for the last possession and Munzanreder’s shot got blocked. The Borderites’ got a shot off of an inbound play but came up short.
Knutzen was a player Pile said did a great job of being more aggressive and being an offensive playmaker.
Blaine resumes league play against Mount Baker next at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Mount Baker.
Granite Falls 58, Blaine 56
Granite Falls: Steven Hyvari 19, Ezra Chavez 10, Ryan Elvrom 0, Daniel Matalomani 2, Simon Angel 0, Bradley Hills 3, Alex O’Neill 15, Greg Barnett 0, Tom O’Brien 9. Totals: no information provided.
Blaine: Sean Herrig 0, Anthony Ball 7, Jalen Kortlever 8, Ben Hodgin 2, Aaron Shaw 0, Carson Knutzen 20, Marcus Potts 13, Jon Fakkema 0, Kier Munzanreder 6. Totals: no information provided.
3-point field goals — no information provided. Rebounds — no information provided. Assists — no information provided. Fouls — no information provided. Turnovers — no information provided.