Joe Harris on his way to cracking 2000 points in his high school career.
Thrilling night to watch basketball in Chelan
by Richard Uhlhorn
With remaining in the Goat basketball game against the Omak Pioneers, Joe Harris passed the 2000 point mark in his high school career. Within seconds of this milestone being announced and Joey getting a standing ovation from everyone in the gymnasium, he got the ball and put an explanation point to the mark with a solid dunk.
In addition to Joey reaching his milestone, the team scored 100 points to beat the Omak Pioneers 100 - 41.
It was also a good night for GoLakeChelan as Russ Gatzmeier took the microphone and called his first game for us. Jerry Isenhart's sons, Jerry Jr. and Willie were also on hand learning the ins and outs of live streaming video for all those grandparents and snowbirds who want to watch the Chelan Goats as they work their way towards a state playoff berth.
Russ Gatzmeier interviews Joey Harris on his milestone of scoring 2000 points during his high school career.
Joe Harris pumped in 37 points, pulled down 9 rebounds, had 5 blocks and 5 steals to cap his night and lead the Goats to the victory. Aaron McQuaid added a convincing 26 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. Add 11 points by Michael Amsel and 10 by Matt Engstrom and you get a good picture of how this game went.
The Omak Pioneers had a hard time right off the bat as the Goats put tremendous defensive pressure on them at the opposite end of the court. "We didn't give them many good shots," said Coach Joe Harris. "The guys played an excellent game tonight."
Chelan used its pressure defense and offensive shooting to jump out to a 22-7 lead in the first quarter and by the half, the Goats were in the lead by 48-18.
After the half it didn't get any better for the Pioneers as the Goats outscored them 33-7 in the third and 19-16 in the fourth quarter of play to reach their 100 points.
On Monday, the Goats travel to Yakima to play in the Sundome Shootout.
The Lady Goats also won their game against the Omak Pioneers 56-38. This game went very well through the first half, but the Lady Goats let down a little in the third quarter and fourth quarter to allow the Pioneers to get within 13 points before opening up late in the fourth with some real pressure that allowed a number of turnovers that put the Goats solidly up front again.
"I told the girls at the end of the third that they needed to step it up," said Coach Tom Robinson.
Kelli Bowers led the team with 16 points followed by Jaicee Harris who pumped in 10 points to help the team to the victory. Houston Robison was tough in the latter part of the game. She had only 5 points, but pulled down 6 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, had one block and stole the ball 8 times.