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Boys basketball: Warrenton holds off Gaston

The Daily Astorian

Published on December 2, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on December 2, 2018 9:54PM

WARRENTON — A 24-5 run in the first half sparked the Warrenton boys basketball team Saturday, as the Warriors continued their win streak against the 2A Northwest League with a 56-54 win over Gaston in a nonleague game at Warrenton.

Warrenton was coming off a 48-37 win Friday over Nestucca, and the Warriors resume their battle with the Northwest League with games this week against Neah-Kah-Nie and Vernonia.

Dalton Knight led the Warriors with 18 points in Saturday’s win, followed by Ayden Stephens with 10. Austin Little chipped in eight and Devin Jackson scored seven.

Warrenton coach Nate McBride called it “the best offensive performance we have had in years,” as the Warriors shot 56 percent from the field and 44 percent from the 3-point line.

Warrenton went on a 24-5 run late in the first quarter through the end of the second.

“We struggled through a lot of turnovers in the third quarter (25 for the game) and let them back in, and it was only a three-point game at the end of the third,” McBride said.

The fourth quarter was back and forth, with neither team leading by more than six.

Knight also had five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Little scored the last five points for Warrenton, and Jackson dished out five assists. Stephens hauled in eight rebounds.


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