Turnovers Hurt North Salem in 55-29 Loss

SALEM, Ore. — Turnovers hurt North Salem in Saturday afternoon’s game versus Woodburn in the Non League match-up.

Mix in six three-pointers, four in the first quarter alone, by the Bulldogs and resulted in a Woodburn 55-29 victory over the Vikings.

“I think we had 25 turnovers,” said North Salem Head Coach Jordan Graneto.  “Right now people are leaning into us and we aren’t really strong with the ball, so that’s something we have to fix.”

The first quarter, the Viks came out in their zone and protecting the rim; recognizing that, the Bulldogs pulled up and shot a three.

It went in.

Their first three baskets were just that as  they built a 20-8 lead after the first quarter.

Turnovers crept in and affected how North Salem ran their motion offense throughout the game, as they scored under 10 points in each of the four quarters Saturday.

Ethan Yarnell (12) coming down with the ball (Picture by Jeremy McDonald)

The Vikings 29 points are the lowest offensive output of this season as they drop to 0-7.

Alex Vasquez describes what him and his team need to work on for the Hillsboro Holiday Classic at Century High School between December 28 and 30.

“A lot of teams are getting into us and we need to work on ripping through and being stronger with the ball,” he said.  “We need to be strong with the ball when they lean into us.”


Jeremy McDonald is a professional sports journalist in the Salem/Portland area and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalist in Oregon with B.S. degrees from Southern Oregon University in Journalism (2011) and Health/PE (2013).  Got a story idea? Email him at jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com or on Twitter at @J_McDonald81!

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