FALLS CITY ROUNDUP: Boys and girls split games



FALLS CITY — Falls City’s boys basketball team defeated McKenzie 67-31 on Dec. 5 before falling to Triangle Lake 53-40 on Dec. 6.

Jason Lafayette scored a game-high 25 points against McKenzie. J.R. Lafayette added 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks and Austin Burgess recorded 10 points and six rebounds.

The Mountaineers led 30-24 at the half before pulling away, outscoring McKenzie 18-4 in the third quarter.

Jason Lafayette scored 17 points against Triangle Lake, but the Mountaineers trailed 30-13 at the half.

“We struggled to score in the first half and had trouble recovering,” coach Micke Kidd said.

Falls City played Oregon School for the Deaf Tuesday after press time.

The Mountaineers host C.S. Lewis Thursday at 7 p.m. and Triangle Lake Monday at 7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL SPLITS GAMES: Falls City’s girls basketball team lost to McKenzie 37-19 on Dec. 5 before defeating Triangle Lake 37-34 in overtime on Dec. 6.

Emma Burgess scored a team-high 11 points against Triangle Lake. Sarah Mack hit the go-ahead shot with 20 seconds left in overtime, and Amara Houghtaling made two free-throws to seal the win.

Burgess scored a team-high 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds against McKenzie.

“The girls played with good defensive energy in the first half,” Kidd said. “But we had trouble scoring in the second half.”

Falls City played Oregon School for th Deaf Tuesday after press time.

The Mountaineers host C.S. Lewis Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Triangle Lake Monday at 5:30 p.m.



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