Bryson Caldwell scored 23 points, and Caleb Morris tacked on 13 to lead the No. 12-ranked Dufur Rangers to a 60-39 win Friday in Big Sky Conference boy’s basketball action in Helix.
In facing a Grizzly (3-7 overall, 1-1 league) team that has had its struggles so far this season, the Rangers, who have now won five of their last six games, did not leave anything to chance using a hot-shooting opening stanza to build a 37-7 advantage.
Up by 30 points, Ranger head coach Tony White emptied his bench to give the reserves plenty of time on the hardwood.
Still, White was happy to see his group amass 60 points on the scoreboard —they are a perfect 6-0 when that happens.
“(The) kids moved the ball against their zone really well,” the first-year coach said. “Defensively, we really kept them from doing what they wanted. The boys are improving every week.”
Dufur (7-2, 2-0) hosted Nixyaawii Saturday, and after that, head to Hood River for a 1A showdown at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Horizon Christian.