by Merrick Parnell
Special to the Sounder
Orcas Christian School’s eight-game undefeated winning streak came to an end on Thursday at the hands of the defending 1B State Boys Basketball Champs, the Lummi Blackhawks, by a final overtime score of 75-71.
“We never want to take a loss,” said Head Coach Ryan Davis. “We want to win every game, and we lost to a good team. It’s now up to us how we respond to it.”
On Wednesday, the Saints tackled their inter-island rivals, the Lopez Lobos with a score of 61-26. Eighth grader Corey Aragon led the Saints with 18 points. Senior Nico Pritchard came off the bench and scored his first points of the season after nailing a huge, long range 3 pointer. Eighth grader Lucien Anderson also hit a giant 3-pointer.
On Monday of last week, the OCS Saints dominated the Tulalip Heritage Hawks in their recent Northwest 1B Boys’ Basketball contest with a final score of 67-33.
In the win, the Saints held Robert Miles, one of Tulalip’s biggest scoring threats, to just 2 points from the floor, and the high-flying Willy Enick to just 14 points.
On the offensive end, junior Cyrus Amour had 24 points while senior Guard Michael Harris netted 23.
Despite the loss, the Saints still find themselves in first place in the Northwest 1B Basketball league with a 8-1 record. Their next game will be on the road, at Lopez on Monday.
The Orcas Christian Lady Saints Basketball team lost to their inter-island rivals the Lopez Lobos 44-30, on home floor on Jan. 13.
Three different Lady Saints out of the five rostered players found themselves on the score line in the contest.
Sophomore Alaena Comrie led Orcas Christian with 11 points. Junior Caitlin Fowler finished with 9 points. Senior Maelle Comrie snagged several big rebounds, and distributed several assists.
“We need to start out strong from the beginning and keep that momentum going,” said Fowler.
In their previous game on Monday, the Lady Saints took on the league’s first place team, Tulalip-Heritage. Tulalip handed the Lady Saints a 63-10 loss.