Aaron McQuaid goes up for a three point shot against Adna on Wednesday night.McQuaid had a game high 22 points with numerous assists coming from Joe Harris.
Chelan Goats win Holiday Tournament
Defeat Adna Pirates 79-41
by Richard Uhlhorn
Aaron McQuaid exploded for a game high 22 points during Chelan's championship game against Adna's Pirates. Shooting 10 for 18 from the floor, McQuaid's performance was impressive, but just impressive were the assists from Joe Harris and Michael Amsel Jr. that gave McQuaid the shots. Harris ended up with 17 points, the only other player in double figures. He also pulled down a game high nine rebounds.
The 79-41 win over the Pirates gave Chelan the championship of its own Holiday Tournament.
Prior to the game, Coach Joe Harris said he expected a highly physical game from the much shorter Adna team. "It should be a great game," said Harris. The score certainly doesn't tell the entire story of this game. "They are a very tough basketball team," said Tracy Williams after the game. "They will do well this year in their class." Adna is a 'B' school situated near Chehalis, Washington.
Adna players passed the ball extremely well, but were unable to connect with many of the shots taken because of the aggressive defense put up and demanded by Coach Harris of his Goats, shooting only 17 of 45 field goals, 3 of 11 three point attempts and 4 of 9 free throws.
Chelan's shooting percentage was much better; 32 of 60 from the field, 5 of 10 three point shots and 10 of 19 free throws.
Chelan also forced 16 turnovers and accumulated 12 steals.
Chelan's next outing will be this coming Tuesday evening, January 5, at EastmontHigh School, against the Eastmont Wildcats who are currently 4-1 in the 4A classification. Fans can expect to see a zone defense from the Wildcats and possibly a strong full court press to try putting Chelan off. With the shot clock a press should make this game an exciting one.
There should be a great match-up between Eastmont's Malachi Roberts and Chelan's Joe Harris who were teammates this past summer on the elite 'Friends of Hoops' AAU basketball team that played out of Seattle.
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