Horizon boys win tourney

Defensive efficiency continued to be the key for Horizon Christian’s boys basketball team this past weekend, as it won two games to take the championship of the Southwest Christian tournament in Beaverton.

The Hawks (5-0) won their opener Friday 73-38 against Jewell, and defeated Siletz Valley 73-22 in Saturday evening’s final. The Horizon girls lost both their tourney games, 36-26 to Jewell and 28-21 to Siletz Valley.

The Hawk boys team, playing its first Class 1A competition this season, used a 21-3 third-quarter advantage to pull away from Jewell.

“Micah Engel and Ryan Aldrich were who got us going,” coach Darrin Lingel said. “Their defense set the tone for us. They play so hard on defense that other teams have trouble getting into any offensive flow. Right now we’ve kind of adopted Ryan’s personality — always going after loose balls; just kind of a hard-nosed attitude.”

Lingel said Aldrich likes the challenge of taking on opponent’s best offensive players.

“He’s like ‘I want that guy’ after we’ve identified who their top scorer might be,” Lingel said.

Horizon shared the scoring load during the tournament. Mason Bloomster had a season-high 21 points against Jewell and added 19 points vs. Siletz Valley. Matt Totaro had 29 points in the two games and was selected as the tourney’s MVP. Totaro was joined by Bloomster and Jake Wells on the all-tourney team.

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Horizon returns to the court Friday, when it plays Class 2A Regis in the Country Christian tournament in Molalla at 4 p.m. The Hawk girls play Horizon Christian of Tualatin at 2:30 p.m. in the tourney opener.

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