Still playing with a shortened roster, The Dalles Wahtonka boy’s basketball team ran into a tough test Friday in Reynolds against the Raiders in a 57-36 road loss.
The Raiders (8-4 overall) were able to shake off the Eagle Indians in the second half of this matchup by breaking open a 26-19 halftime lead with rallies of 13-8 and 18-9 in the final 16 minutes of action.
“We played very well in the first half, until a few late turnovers gave them a cushion,” said TDW head coach Bob Townsend.
On the scoresheet for the Eagle Indians (2-11), Coby Conlee had a career night with a season-high 15 points.
Clay Copper kicked in eight points, Austin Wilson added six and both Zach Nerdin and Storm Douthit had two points each.
“I was proud of the way we competed against a very good team,” Townsend continued. “Reynolds is extremely talented with 6-foot-9 and 6-6 posts and a lot of athletes. I thought our kids played very well for being short-handed.”
TDW next hosts Hermiston (6-9) at 7 p.m. Thursday for the start of Columbia River Conference play.