TUMWATER — Thanks to a well-rounded scoring effort, and a stifling defense, the Toledo boys basketball team thumped North Beach, 65-24, Wednesday in Black Hills, and will live to fight another day in the 2B District 4 tournament.
The win sets up a matchup against Chief Leschi in another loser-out contest at Black Hills on Friday.
“They played man at the start then switched to zone and we were patient,” Toledo coach Grady Fallon said. “We did a good job rebounding.”
Jake Cournyer led the Riverhawks with 14 points, but 10 total players scored and contributed to the win. Cournyer also finished with six rebounds and seven assists.
As for its next opponent, while Toledo hasn’t played the Warriors this season, Fallon has an idea of what they’re going to throw at the Riverhawks come Friday with their backs against the wall.
“(Chief Leschi) likes to run and gun, lots of 3s, fast-paced,” Fallon said. “If we’re patient and execute, we should have a chance.”