Toledo plays ugly but beats Castle Rock


Coach Grady Fallon had a few nits to pick with his Toledo boys basketball team Tuesday, but the Riverhawks got the ultimate job done, beating 1A Castle Rock 58-49 in a non-league contest.

Rogan Stanley led the Riverhawks (3-1) in scoring for the first time this season with 18 points, and also had seven rebounds.

“He shot a really good percentage last year,” Fallon said. “He’s still just getting into the rhythm of things, getting his sea legs back.”

In the post, Cooper Fallon came down with a team-high nine rebounds to go along with seven points, and the Toledo bench had one of its better showings of the young season.

On the flip side, though, the Riverhawks turned the ball over 26 times on the night.

“That’s gotta be just a pride thing in your own game: take care of the ball,” Grady Fallon said.

Toledo led by 14 points heading into the fourth quarter after outscoring the Rockets by eight in the third, but couldn’t keep the lead in double digits down the stretch, thanks in large part to 11 second-half giveaways.

“We want to make it to State, that’s the goal, so that’s just something we know we’ve got to fix,” Grady Fallon said.

Toledo will get back to work Saturday with another non-league game, at home against Mount Vernon Christian. The Riverhawks were supposed to start C2BL play against Morton-White Pass on Thursday, but that game has been moved to Dec. 22, and will be played at the Moda Center in Portland.