Riverhawks Falter in Second Half in Loss to Ducks


Despite building up a five-point lead at the half, the Toledo boys basketball team turned it over one too many times against a hot Toutle Lake squad in a 66-52 loss Wednesday night at home in Central 2B League play. 

The Riverhawks scored in droves in the first quarter, putting 19 on the board, before the well began to dry up and shot attempts became hard to come by against the Ducks’ press. 

“We weren’t very patient on our press break,” Riverhawks coach Grady Fallon said. “They flipped the momentum and turned our turnovers into points and we couldn’t match those. We got going too fast and didn’t make good decisions.”

Toledo turned the ball over 24 times over the course of the game, and the Ducks feasted in transition, outscoring the Riverhawks 39-20 in the second half. 

Conner Olmstead (15 points) and Rogan Stanley (14 points) led the way for Toledo, and the Riverhawks did limit Ducks guard Zach Swanson to just 19 points, but again failed to steal away a win when they needed it. 

“We haven’t beaten anyone we’re not supposed to,” Fallon said. “We haven’t stolen a game yet. We haven’t played our best ball, we had a chance but it didn’t go our way in the second half.”

The Riverhawks take on Adna again at home on Friday in another league matchup.