Boys’ basketball: Canoes back on track

By Brock Stafford | Beacon Editor of Sports

Pre-game warm-up. (Hyphen-om-en-on)
A scene from pre-game warm-up. (Court Level Camera Group)

Bass Lake High School’s boys’ basketball team snapped a lengthy losing skid and got back to its winning ways, simultaneously, with a 51-49 win Friday over Prairie Depths, in Moonshine Conference action.

The Canoes’ previous victory came during the Obama administration.

Bass Lake surged to a 31-20 halftime lead, behind 16 points from guard Wheren Wen, and at least two baskets by a least two other players.

In the second half, the Housecats came prowling back to tie the game at 49. BLHS counter-punched with a 2-0 run to end the game.

Canoes head coach Zeb Dreppelin remarked that it’s “(a) good” feeling to get back into the win column.

“‘W’ is an abbreviation for ‘Triumph,’” Dreppelin said. “I might even ask for a pay-raise after this one.”

Senior center Malware Stevens led Bass Lake in rebounding, with 14 boards, although two of those “were deflected right into his hands” and technically should not count, said a statistician from the opposing team.

Bass Lake is now 4-9 overall, 2-5 in the Moonshine Conference. What lies ahead: Moonshine Conference Tournament, followed by a trip to face the Semi-City Vegans (formerly Chief-Tomahawk Skins).

In girls’ basketball action, Bass Lake won, too.

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