Evan Reister attempts his first shot of the basketball season during a brief appearance during Thursday's turn back the clock game against Oroville. Reister has been out of action recovering from a serious ankle injury suffered in football.
Goats over Oroville 83-28
by Richard Uhlhorn
It was a foregone conclusion before the game even began that Chelan would put on a show against little 2B Oroville. Oroville traveled 90 miles to play up, but with only seven players on their roster and no height, the Hornets could do nothing to stop a team considered to be the best 1A team in the state. Doesn't mean they didn't try.
Oroville's Preston Iverson was their only player in double digits with 10 of the 28 points earned.
On the Chelan side of the game, Joe Harris put on a 24 point, seven assist, seven steal show to lead the Goats to the lopsided victory. Matt Engstrom and Aaron McQuaid both had 14 points and Michael Amsel Jr. added 12. Engstrom pulled down eight rebounds and Amsel had eight steals during a game that forced Oroville into 27 turnovers.
Both Harris and McQuaid delighted the fan base with dunks in first quarter fast breaks. Many great passes were made for 18 assists and only Ryan Sargent got into any kind of foul trouble as he battled for the ball under the basket.
Welcome back to Evan Reister who appeared in his first game of the season after recovering from a foot injury. Evan had a bid impact on the game in the fourth quarter on the defense and took several shots, but only made one free throw. Despite his limited minutes on the court, he was all smiles at being back in action.
Chelan plays Cashmere Saturday night in Bulldog territory.