Wednesday, December 12, 2001
The HRV boys basketball team was just minutes from its third victory of the season Friday at Aloha, but despite holding a seven point lead with three minutes left, they let the game slip away and lost 66-65.
“Overall this was a much better outing,” coach Tom Ames said of his team, which committed a season-low 14 turnovers. “We missed a few free throws and had some untimely fouls and that was pretty much your ballgame.”
Brendon Charles led the Eagles (2-3) in scoring with 20 points on 9-14 shooting, and recorded two of the team’s 13 steals. Nate Armerding had four steals to go along with four assists and 18 points.
Point guard Andy Holmson had another rough night from the floor, connecting on only 3-9 shots, but offered up a team-high 10 assists and grabbed five boards to go along with three steals.
Mitchell Bohn put together his finest outing of the season, registering 10 points, three rebounds and two steals, while turning the ball over just once. Center Eric Nelson also recorded two steals, while leading the team on the glass with six rebounds, and scoring three points.
Rounding out the scoring for the Eagles were Ryan Goe with six, and Tyler Monzie with one.
Ames believes his troops learned from this game, and hopes they carry the same intensity into David Douglas on Tuesday (results not yet available).
*** Saturday, Dec. 8***
When a basketball team doesn’t have a lot of size, it usually turns to its outside shooters to score.
Many basketball teams, such as HRV’s Tuesday night opponent, Oregon City, are content to live by the three and die by the three.
Unfortunately for HRV, the Pioneers were alive and kicking in the HRVHS gymnasium as they buried one dagger after another from behind the arc to win 62-51.
“Their guards beat us inside and out,” coach Tom Ames said. “They (Trevor O’Brien and Ryan Wells) are both very good athletes who showed great ballhandling skills and patience.”
O’Brien notched 22 points and played suffocating defense on HRV point guard Andy Holmson, while Wells tossed in 26, including four three-pointers in the pivotal third quarter.
HRV trailed by just three (27-24) at the end of the first half, but came out flat on defense in the third quarter, which allowed the Pioneers to build a 49-36 lead. Wells and O’Brien dominated the perimeter and were simply untouchable in the quarter.
They also frustrated Holmson at times on defense, but the HRV point guard did a good job of getting out of trouble with his quick feet and magic hands.
Despite the intense pressure, Holmson only turned the ball over three times and delivered nine assists to go with six boards and five points. He had an off night from the floor, going just 2-13, but Ames isn’t concerned.
“Andy is a junior and is still adjusting to varsity play,” he said. “He’ll figure it out. It may take time, but he’s going to be great.”
Starting small forward Nate Armerding led the Eagles in scoring Tuesday with 13 points, including three long-range hoops in the first quarter. He cooled off in the second half, but still played solid defense and committed zero turnovers.
Power forward Brendon Charles provided another bright spot for the Eagles, demonstrating how far he has come in becoming an all-around player. He has learned to make the extra pass and set up numerous easy hoops for Eric Nelson and Ryan Goe in the paint.
Charles also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and scored 12 points to go along with two steals. Goe had 11 points and Nelson chipped in four points and four boards.
One emerging star for the Eagles is sophomore post Heath Goin, whose hustle underneath the boards and scrappy style of defense helped keep the game close in the second half. Ames said if he keeps playing with that type of intensity, he will see his minutes steadily increase.
HRV played Aloha High School Friday night in Portland, but results were not available at press time. The team begins conference play Tuesday at last season’s MHC champ David Douglas.
Armerding 5-13 0-0 13, Charles 3-9 6-7 12, Nelson 2-6 0-0 4, Holmson 2-13 0-0 5, Bohn 0-4 0-0 0, Goe 5-6 1-1 11, Monzie 2-3 0-0 4, Goin 1-1 0-0 2, Shyppert 0-0 0-0 0, Fogle 0-0 0-0 0
Rebounds — 26 (Charles 7). Assists — 14 (Holmson 9). Total fouls — 15.
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Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge