March 5, 1995 in Sports

Chewelah Rebounds For Fourth

Bruno Zalubil Correspondent
 
Tags:prep

A boys

The Chewelah Cougars rebounded from a quarterfinal loss on Friday to beat Castle Rock 64-62 for the fourth-place medal Saturday at the Class A boys basketball tournament in the Tacoma Dome.

The Cougars (20-8) outrebounded Castle Rock (20-4), 53-29. Castle Rock had only seven offensive rebounds. Chewelah had 21.

Greg Rainer came off the bench to lead Chewelah with 17 rebounds.

“This whole tournament has been real physical,” the 6-foot-7 junior post said. “It was just a fight underneath.”

Castle Rock stayed close, as it has all tournament long, despite the rebounding deficiency. The Rockets have had shots at the buzzer in all four tournament games - with two rimming out for losses and two falling for victories.

But this was one that missed. Neal Kandoll, who got the Rockets into the medal round with a buzzer-beater on Friday, missed a 3-pointer at the end as the Cougars held on.

Chewelah’s Jeremy Landram led all scorers with 23 points. The junior guard finished with 100 points in the tournament.

Greg Belzer added 15 points for Chewelah. Rainer had 13 points.

The Cougars were knocked out of title contention by Cashmere on Thursday. They beat Port Townsend Friday in a lower-out game to earn a medal.

“We have done an outstanding job all year in bouncing back from a loss,” said Chewelah coach Drew Landram. “(Port Townsend) was the key game. The boys showed what they had.”

Jeff Keeley, Chewelah’s only senior, started his final game and got four points.

“These guys are going to be awesome next year,” said Keely in addressing the Chewelah fans during the medal presentation. “Good luck.”

Chewelah 64, Castle Rock 62

Castle Rock 11 14 15 22 - 62 Chewelah 12 13 21 18 - 64

Castle Rock - Keatley, Tastad, N. Kandoll 9, D. Kandoll, Mitchell 17, Lowe 22, Sharp, Auckland 14, Reeder.

Chewelah - Je. Landram 23, Murbach 4, Skok, Keeley 4, Ja. Landram, Boone 5, Belzer 15, Rogers, Rainer 13.

FIFTH, EIGHTH PLACE

Foster 74, Lynden C. 46

Foster 12 20 18 24 74 Lynden Christian 15 5 14 12 46

FOSTER (74) - Carver 19, Olcott 3, Sheppard 10, Azia 8, Bam 20, Peterson 2, Rabago, Lyons 5, Clay, Nelson, Matteson 7.

LYNDEN CHRISTIAN (46) - Kooy 6,De Ryuter 9, L. Bos, M. Bos 15, Pauley 7, Romjue 7, Van Lant, Dykstra 2, Molendyk, Kok.

THIRD, SIXTH PLACE

La Center 79, Cascade 70

Cascade 13 11 15 31 - 70 La Center 28 13 17 21 - 79

CASCADE (70) - Hansen 31, Force 18, Goehner 2, McDevitt 10, Ballew 7, McGregor, West, McIver 2, Anderson, Piestrup.

LA CENTER (79) - Hunter 6, Schader 28, De. VanWeerdhuizen 9, Du. VanWeerdhuizen 12, Gore 17, Renner, Stephens, Shaffer 7.


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