Entering one of the toughest parts of their schedule, the Dufur Rangers are hitting top stride with back-to-back standout offensive surges in lopsided wins over Central Christian.
The last of the two blowouts came on Tuesday night, as Caleb Morris sank a season-high 22 points to lead his squad to its second-highest scoring output in a 75-38 victory Tuesday in Big Sky Conference boy’s hoops play in Redmond.
“We changed things up and started in a full court press against Central,” said Dufur coach Tony White. “We jumped up big and ran into some foul trouble. Therefore, we slid back into our half court pressure defense and did fine. The kids came out tight shooting-wise, but loosened up by half and we got the win.”
Dufur put the screws on Central Christian with a 16-3 run in the first quarter and tacked on a 22-8 split to lead 38-11 at intermission.
With White putting reserves on the hardwood for the final two frames, the Rangers kept running for a 37-27 tally to produce the final margin.
Bailey Keever scored 10 points, and the freshman duo of Kolbe Bales and Levi Morris poured in nine points apiece.
Dufur (9-4 overall, 4-2 league) hosts No. 12-ranked South Wasco County (8-7, 3-3) for a game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.