Wolves Run Past Valiants on Long Road Trip


Heading across the border and to his old stomping grounds, Black Hills boys basketball coach Jeff Gallagher led his team to an 83-68 win over his former school Valley Catholic (Ore.) Saturday afternoon.

It was a well-rounded effort for the Wolves, who had four double figure scorers in Keagan Rongen (20 points), Johnnie Stallings (15 points), Andre Byoune (12 points), and Luke Ellison (12 points). 

But for Gallagher, who led Valley Catholic to a 3A Oregon state championship in 2007, it was a special night. 

“Thank you to all the people at Valley Catholic for making tonight possible,” he said in a Twitter post on Saturday. “So great to see everyone again. Nice work (Black Hills) on the win. Still will never get old looking at (the state trophy) in the trophy case.” 

The Wolves will look to keep it rolling against 2B Napavine on Monday at home.