Cold shooting, missed free throws cost Blaine game

Published on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 by Jerry Huls

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Usually Blaine head basketball coach Dougal Thomas would be thrilled to get 81 shots off in a high school basketball game. However, on this occasion the uncommon number of shots was only testimony to the futility of Borderite shooting in their game at Lakewood Saturday, December 11. Blaine hit only 19 of those shots and then missed three critical free thows down the stretch as the Cougars rallied from 16 points down to trim the Borderites 51-49 in a non-conference game.

Down 30-14 in the second quarter, Lakewood used Blaine’s gruesome shooting to power through a 17-9 third stanza that allowed the Cougars back into the game. Andrew Miller led the Borderites with 18 and Andrew Price had his second consecutive double-double, scoring 14 and pulling down 13 rebounds. Blaine also out-rebounded the Cougars by seven but couldn’t barter that into a win, as they missed nearly half their free throws, going 11-21.

Lakewood’s Tre Haslom led all scorers in the game with 22 points.

The loss dropped the Borderites to 1-4 on the season going into their home contest with Northwest conference power Burlington-Edison Tigers.