Boys’ prep basketball: Canoes drop a toughie

By Mr. Brock Stafford | Beacon Sports Royalty (self-proclaimed)

Pre-dribble-drive by the opposition. (Close-crop)

Bass Lake continued its losing ways Tuesday in boys’ high school basketball, falling to Parkwood Park, 61-26.

The defeat dropped the Canoes to 2-9 for 2017-18.

It was a tight affair early, tied 0-0 at the outset, then quickly devolved into what Bass Lake coach Zeb Dreppelin described as “a quick devolvement.” P-Park went on a 19-3 run on its way to building a 32-12 halftime lead. From there, it was all over from there.

Bass Lake’s only points in that early mini-run was a 3-pointer by sophomore reserve Kyle E. Peyote, who said (after the game) he attempted the shot “by total accident.”

The Stallions (10-1, No. 7 in regional rankings) substituted liberally in the second half. Even Clinton Hillary, a statistician for P-Park, saw some floor time late in the fourth, scoring 7 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, according to his calculations.

Senior guard Wheren Wen led the Canoes in scoring, with 11 points, on 5-for-5 shooting. Dreppelin praised Wen’s peformance.

“He was completely unconscious,” Dreppelin said. “That’s why he was passed out on the bench in the second half and couldn’t play anymore. When (he) is in the game, we lose less-convincingly.”

Bass Lake returns to Moonshine Conference action on Friday, facing fierce rival Nearbytown (7-4).

Bass Lake Young-Lady Canoes also played Tuesday, but results were unavailable —
before, during and after presstime.

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