If there was any rust heading into Toledo’s season opener against Northwest Christian, you would have barely been able to tell in the first quarter.
The Riverhawks jumped out to a 29-7 lead in the opening frame, with 16 of those coming from Jake Cournyer, and never looked back in a 75-33 win.
The Riverhawks were in control the entire way, jumping out to an 11-0 lead to start the game behind Cournyer’s hot hand.
“He’s been chomping at the bit,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said. “He came out with a bang.”
Though Toledo scored nearly at will at times, its defense was perhaps more impressive, holding the Wolverines to single-digit scoring in three quarters.
“I was happy with our defense,” Fallon said. “I didn’t have a good judgement of how we were doing in practice. You just don’t know when you go to someone else’s place how it’s gonna be.”
Cournyer finished with a game-high 23 points, and Kaven Winters (14 points), Carson Olmstead (12 points) and Conner Olmstead (10 points) rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Riverhawks.
Toledo (1-0) hosts Castle Rock in a non-league match on Friday.