09-10 Chelan Sports

Boys Lose to Vashon

State Championship chance slips by Chelan

by Richard Uhlhorn


It wasn't pretty. Chelan came into the WIAA State Championship Tournament with high hopes of making it to the final game of the championships. It wasn't to be. Chelan drew the defending state champions, Vashon Island Pirates, for their first game at the State Tournament and Vashon proved to be a tough customer to play against. Chelan lost this hard fought battle 66-52.


In the first quarter of play, Vashon forged a 27-10 lead over the Goats. Joe Harris picked up three of his eventual five fouls in the first quarter of play. During that first period, Vashon owned the court. The Goats were taken out of the game and were obviously frustrated.


Foul trouble was one of the biggest factors in this game. The officials called 25 fouls on Chelan to only 12 on Vashon. In one person's viewpoint, this game was taken over by the officials and Chelan suffered for it.With Harris, Engstrom and McQuaid all in foul trouble, the game changes.


Despite being down 32-10 at one point in the game, Chelan was able to battle back, electrify the Chelan fans, quiet the Vashon fans and pull to within four points in the third quarter of play 36-40, but Vashon quickly added a three point shot and jumped back out to a seven point advantage. The closest Chelan was able to get from that point in was within eight points.


Towards the end of the game, with Harris already on the bench, the team seemed to go into the desparation mode, but was not able to get back into the game.


Joe Harris, who only needed 56 more points to become the all-time 1A scoring leader, pumped in a game high 23 points along with 7 rebounds, 2 blocked shots and 2 steals. Michael Amsel Jr. added 9 points and both Engstrom and McQuaid had eight each.


Vashon had 20 points off turnovers and out rebounded Chelan 33 to 27. Chelan had a lot of looks during the game, but many of those shots just wouldn't fall.


The loss puts Chelan up against Mabton at 2 p.m. Thursday for a chance to bring home 5th place hardware down the road. The loser of this is out of the tounament.

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