Scoring drought sinks Bobcat boys


OLYMPIA — A second-quarter drought proved fatal to Aberdeen’s boys.

Outscored 13-3 in the second period, the Bobcats fell to Capital, 64-50, in an Evergreen 2A Conference boys basketball game Friday night at Olympia.

Capital used greater balance to survive a 27-point output from Aberdeen’s Addam Follett.

The Bobcats led by as many as six in the first quarter. That period, however, ended in a 15-all tie and the Bobcats were limited to one field goal and a single free throw (all scored by Follett) in the second quarter.

Aberdeen (3-8, 7-12) rallied to within four in the fourth quarter but was unable to sustain momentum.

“Turnovers, rebounding, the team play part of it, we did really well,” Aberdeen coach Leonard Barnes said. “We could not get the ball in the basket.”

Deon Schlesser led Bobcat rebounders with 11. Austin Floch had seven boards and Lorenzo Ontiveros six for Aberdeen.

The Bobcats celebrate Senior Night at home against Centralia on Tuesday.

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Aberdeen (50) — Campbell 3, Edwards 2, Follett 27, Floch 9, Schlesser 2, Cheema, Black 2, Ontiveros 3, Taylor, Craig 2. FG — n/a. FT — 10-18.

Capital (64) — Hayden, Gentry 17, Pratt 19, Burlingame 8, Miller 8, Nibler 3, Duncan 5, Pearce 4. FG — n/a. FT — 10-18.

JV — Capital 67, Aberdeen 66. Victor Gomez 19 points for Aberdeen.

C Squad — Capital 52, Aberdeen 39. Brayden Roiko 11 points for Aberdeen.

 

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