Warriors Slow Start Leads to Road Loss


Falling behind early and not being able to keep pace with Hoquiam on the road, the Rochester boys basketball team fell in Grays Harbor, 67-49. 

The Warriors slowed down the Grizzlies a bit after the first quarter, but couldn’t recover from a 24-15 deficit in the defeat. 

“The boys played hard and never gave up,” Warriors coach Gino McDuffy said. “Unfortunately we came up short.”

Larenz Payne and Ben Clouse co-led the Warriors in points, scoring 13 a piece, as Rochester cracked double-digit scoring in three of their four quarters Wednesday night. The problem was the Warriors giving up 24, 13, 18, and 12 points up to the Grizzlies on the road. 

Rochester plays next against W.F. West on Tuesday on the road.