Photo by Lukas Eggen
Cooper Butler drives to the hoop against Willamette Valley Christian on Thursday.
As of Wednesday, December 20, 2017
DUFUR — Down by nine with 2 minutes, 25 seconds left in the game on Saturday, Perrydale boys basketball coach Brian Domes thought the Pirates were about to go home with a sour taste in their mouths.
“It was going to be a long bus ride home,” Domes said.
Dufur’s athleticism had given Perrydale trouble all game.
Domes told his players it was time to put in the full-court press.
“That was something I’ve never really witnessed as a coach,” Domes said.
The Pirates began forcing turnover after turnover and taking advantage of the scoring chances, capped off by a Cooper Butler basket with 1:15 remaining in the game to put Perrydale up 49-48.
Neither team would score and the Pirates escaped with a victory.
“It sure made the bus ride home more fun,” Domes said.
Butler finished the game with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Perrydale also defeated Klickitat 68-49 on Friday. David Domes had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pirates.
Perrydale played Country Christian Tuesday after press time and plays at Days Creek Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
“Days Creek will be challenging,” Brian Domes said. “They are very athletic. They can be a little out of control sometimes, and that can get you out of your gameplan. We’ll see how that plays out.”