KNAPPA — It was another blowout victory for the Knappa Loggers Thursday night, in Northwest League boys basketball action at Knappa.

The Loggers only led 33-18 at halftime, before pulling away in the second half for an 82-47 win over Gaston.

Dale Takalo scored 30 points to pace the No. 3-ranked Loggers.

Knappa foul trouble kept the game close over the second and third quarters, with the Loggers outscoring the Greyhounds just 34-31, before Knappa went on a 25-8 run in the fourth quarter, sparked by Takalo.

“He was the best player on the court tonight,” said Knappa coach Chris Spencer. “He was very impressive.

“But we got into some foul trouble in the first half, and our bench did an incredible job,” he said. “Thanks to Kaleb (Miller), Ty Vanderburg and Braedon Eltagonde, they came in and gave us a halftime lead. Then Dale just took over in the second half.”

Takalo had 23 of his 30 points in the second half, with a pair of 3-pointers in the final minutes.

Since losing to Columbia Christian Jan. 11, the Loggers have won three games by a combined 90 points. Knappa (8-1 in league) hosts winless Delphian (0-7) Saturday.

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