DUVALL — Shawn Deming knocked down 17 points, Chester Brackebusch drained 13, Deuce Knowles hit for 10 and the Red Wolves blew past the Panthers 57-42 in Duvall last night.
“We really set the tone at the start of the game with 12 consecutive defensive stops,” Coach Joe Ayers said. “The boys did a great job capitalizing on those stops to get us out of the gates with a 17-0 run.”
Snohomish made an 18-6 run of its own in the second eight minutes of action to pull within two buckets, 28-24 at the half.
Coach Ayers made a few adjustments during the break and the Red Wolves increased their lead to double-digits in the third quarter.
“We talked about needing to get control of the paint on the defensive end and force them to shoot the ball from the outside,” Ayers said. “We were able to do that and outscored them 19-6.”
Cedarcrest owned the boards, hauling down 37 for the contest. Denning and Kian Pegueros-Warren led the team effort with seven each, Knowles had six and Tyler Hampton and Nicolo Cammarano finished with five apiece.
“We were a little short-handed with two starters out for the game and needed some guys to rise up,” Ayers said. “Chester, Shawn, and Deuce did just that impacting both ends of the floor as well as rebounding the basketball. It was a solid league win for us coming out of the break.”
The win was the third in a row for the Red Wolves who improved to 2-1 in the Wesco 3A Conference standings and 5-4 overall. The team is back on the hardwood for a home game with Oak Harbor Friday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:15.