by MERRICK PARNELL
Special to the Sounder
The Orcas Christian School Saints improved to 2-0 in conference after a 23-7, fourth quarter run to beat Tulalip Heritage 61-52.
The Saints played behind most of the game until the 4th quarter when their offense, led by Michael Harris at the point guard position went on an offensive tirade. Cameron and Corey Aragon had several huge 3 pointers, and Cyrus Amour took control at the lower block with his stout post play and key baskets from close range.
“We turned our defense up to another level and got steals and fast break opportunities and made the best of them,” said Cameron Aragon. “This game proves how hard our team is willing to go.”
Amour would finish the game with 26 points to lead all Saints’ scorers, while Harris had 14.
Their next home game is Friday December 18th at 2:30pm against The Lummi Nation.
The Lady Saints fell to the Tulalip Hawks 58-29 in their home opener, but show promise and poise with only 5 players on the Lady Saint’s roster.
Despite the tough task of playing a strong Tulalip team, the Lady Saints had to do it with no subs. Due to a flu bug, Coach Roger Worley found himself with no bench players available against the Hawks. However, the Saints answered the call and gave it everything they had in a performance that showed great promise for the future.
Adia Dolan, pictured here, once again established the Saints outside shooting threat with a huge 3 pointer and several key shots from the floor, while the Guard duo of Emily Toombs and Alaena Comrie possessed the ball well in their offensive end, while making skilled passes that set up good scoring opportunities.
Coach Worley hopes to have a full bench and a squad of rested players for their inter-island match up against Lopez on Tuesday December 15th at Lopez High School. Their next home game is against Lummi on December 18th at 1:00pm.
In their season opener, the Lady Saints lost to Grace Academy 48-20.