Tied up after one quarter, Toutle Lake and Toledo went back and forth all afternoon Saturday in a make-up league contest at Toutle Lake, but the Riverhawks came up just short in a 45-42 loss.
Jake Cournyer had a team-high 14 points and seven assists, but it wasn’t enough in Toledo’s first league loss of the season.
“I thought we played pretty well for being off, they’re a good team and they have a good coach,” Riverhawks coach Grady Fallon said. “All those little things, a missed thing here, a turnover there, a mistake, they’ll make a difference.”
The Riverhawks played in their first game since Dec. 22, and showed all the signs of a team coming off a long layoff in the third quarter, with neither team finding success. The Ducks outscored the Riverhawks, 6-5, in the third frame.
“It was pretty evenly matched, but we made more mistakes than them.” Fallon said. “They made some free throws and big plays, and that made the difference.”
Though Toledo had a positive fourth quarter, they came up just short. Carson Olmstead starred on the defensive end with four blocks, and led the Riverhawks with eight rebounds. Toledo was outrebounded 27-25 over four quarters.
Toutle Lake’s Zach Swanson led all scorers with 19 points.
The Riverhawks (9-2, 0-1 C2BL) will look to bounce back against Kalama on Wednesday.