1/9 At Cascade Christian (L, 66-58). In the second league game of the season, the Tarriers played much better and battled the Cougars the entire game. The defense forced 18 turnovers, but couldn’t keep the Cougars off of the offensive boards. The Tarriers were led by Sophomore Dane Jacobson (18 points and 4 steals) and Senior Henry Lenaburg (15 points). The JV Team lost 40-27 as injuries are starting to pile up for the younger guys.
1/12 Vs Seattle Christian (W, 60-52). The Tarriers secured their first league win of the year in front of a large Friday night crowd in the Dome. After trailing by 6 at halftime, the Tarriers used the home court advantage to outscore the Warriors by 14 in the second half. Junior Asher Shakoor-Asadi played his best game as Charles Wright Tarrier scoring 17 points on 6-7 shooting and had 6 rebounds. Sophomore Jacobson and Senior Lenaburg chipped in with 14 and 13 points, respectively. The JV team fell again 35-26 against a very tough Warrior JV team.
On Friday, January 12, the Tarriers began a four game home stand in league play, taking on the Seattle Christian Warriors. After suffering just their second loss for the season the girls looked to bounce back in front of the home crowd. With no JV game for the evening, the bench was loaded and ready to work together in this match up.
The first quarter of action saw a lot of back and forth shooting between the Warriors and the Tarriers. After eight minutes of play, the girls only trailed by 3 points. In the second quarter, the scoring for the Tarriers went cold and the Warriors took a chance to get hot. With Seattle in foul trouble, the girls managed to get to the line quite a few times, but struggled to finish consistently. They would head into the locker room behind 19-30.
The third quarter continued to be cold on shots for the Tarriers and it seemed like the Warriors just kept getting hotter. The girls continued to drive a worked Seattle back into some more foul trouble, but the ball could not go through the net enough. CWA entered the fourth quarter down by 20.
In the final quarter of play the Tarriers tried to mount a comeback. RubyJoy Pikes went on a streak of her own on a 7-0 run over two minutes of play. But despite a strong push from the girls it would not be enough to take down the Warriors. The game ended with a final score of 42-57.
RubyJoy led all Tarrier scorers with 20 points on the night. Julia Hanly put in 8 points, Grace Hanly and Aliyah Recasner added 6 points a piece, and Bert Brown scored the final two points for the total.