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HRV boys slam Gresham for second convincing home win this week

The HRV boys basketball team got exactly what it needed on Thursday — a home remedy for Tuesday’s road loss.

After losing 55-41 at David Douglas earlier in the week, the Eagles (2-3) bounced back in a big way Thursday night to defeat another former Mt. Hood Conference rival, Gresham, 60-38.

“Getting a win was the main thing after Tuesday,” said junior post Heath Goin, who scored 10 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter. “We’ve been staggering a bit away from home, and playing on our home court was exactly what we needed to regain our focus.”

Even more impressive than the final score was the job that HRV guards Tyler Monzie, Sam Murillo and Jarrod Fogle did on the state’s leading scorer, Scott Gallagher.

The senior guard, who was averaging 29.8 points coming into the game, was held to just eight points Thursday. It was the second time in three games that HRV has completely shut down one of the state’s top scorers.

“It definitely feels good to shut down another top scorer,” said senior forward Ryan Pratt. “But it feels just as good to beat our old rival. Gresham is a physical team that likes to come in and beat you up. But this time, we got to ‘em.”

Thursday’s win was reminiscent of the Dec. 14 demolition of No. 8-ranked Clackamas, when HRV held then-leading scorer Tyson Papenfuss to just eight points.

“All you do is double-team the leading scorer and just chase him around,” Goin said. “We did the same thing against Clackamas as we did tonight.”

So, conceivably, it should work against the rest, right?

“We all know that it’s never going to be easy, no matter who we play,” senior forward Mitchell Bohn said. “We just have to come out here and work every game. That’s what will help us get the job done as the season moves on.”

Bohn’s output of nine points against Gresham was third on the team behind Goin (10) and senior Todd Shypertt, who scored 18 to lead the way. Senior point guard Andy Holmson scored seven, Fogle had six, Monzie had three, Pete Dills and Jeremy Belcher each had two, and Pratt had one.

Everyone on the roster played in a game that saw HRV go up by as many as 28 points (48-20 at the end of the third quarter).

Holmson, Shypertt and Goin led the charge in the first half, scoring on nearly every possession and raising the lead to 34-11 at halftime.

Gallagher and the Gophers never found a groove and effectively conceded to the Eagles by the end of the first quarter.

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