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FALLS CITY ROUNDUP: Boys basketball wins two

FALLS CITY — Falls City’s boys basketball team opened its season with a pair of victories.

The Mountaineers defeated McKenzie 57-25 on Thursday and Southwest Christian 54-28 on Friday.

Austin Burgess scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against McKenzie. J.R. Lafayette added 11 points and nine rebounds.

Against Southwest Christian, J.R. Lafayette scored a team-high 13 points, while grabbing 15 rebounds. Jared Lafayette recorded 12 points, and Burgess added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

“We played great team defense and held their leading scorer to two points through three quarters,” coach Micke Kidd said.

Falls City played McKenzie Tuesday after press time. The Mountaineers travel to Triangle Lake Wednesday (today) at 6 p.m. before hosting Oregon School for the Deaf Tuesday at 7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL DROPS TWO: Falls City’s girls basketball team lost to McKenzie 49-41 on Thursday and Southwest Christian 40-19 on Friday.

Amara Houghtaling scored 23 points against McKenzie.

“With an 18-point second quarter, we had a halftime lead and stretched the lead to eight early in the third,” Kidd said. “But we fell down by eight by the end of the third and had trouble recovering.”

The Mountaineers played McKenzie Tuesday after press time. Falls City faces Triangle Lake Wednesday (today) at 5:30 p.m. and hosts Oregon School for the Deaf Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.


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