By Jeremy McDonald
ROSEBURG, Ore.–Roseburg have proved to be tough all season by slowing teams down. And they did just so against a Scots offense that’s been scoring 90-plus in six of ten games entering Thursday’s cold game.
Unfortunately, or foruntaley depending on the side you are on, McKay still found a way by just scoring 72 points as they held a 25-point lead in the third quarter behind six three-pointers from Steph Curry himself in Josiah Castillo as the senior finished with 22 points as the Scots won their fifth-straight game and sit at 9-2.
But, a five-game winning streak is nice and all, however, it’s back to work as Forest Grove (8-3) look to uphend them at home on a end of a back-to-back as the Vikings face West Albany Friday before Saturday’s showdown at McKay.
“Last game/next game mentality,” Head Coach Dean Sanderson describes how his team is approaching this hot streak. “We want to play better Saturday than we did today.
“Forest Grove is a huge challenge and a great team. If you look at the records and scores from our common opponents of McMinnville and North Medford, they have performed better. We need a great effort to find a way to win.”
The Vikings lost a heartbreaker in the Abby’s Holiday Tournament Championship game versus North Medford on December 29 by one and soundly defeated the Grizzlies 65-58 on December 10.
The Showcase Challenge between Forest Grove and the Scots will be at Saturday night at 7:15pm that follows the Girls Varsity Game.
McKay Scorers- Castillo-22. Beach-8. Tavera-7. Sampson-6. Hull-6. Daniels-6. Garza-5. Joel-5. Tovar-5. Bangs-2.
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