Shelton Boys’ Basketball Can’t Catch Tumwater

The Shelton boys’ basketball team couldn’t keep up with Tumwater Thursday night in the North Thurston Holiday Tournament. The Highclimbers dropped their second game in a row falling to the T-Birds 64 to 52 in a game broadcast on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.

Shelton did have an early five-point lead but Tumwater held the ‘Climbers scoreless for the first five minutes of the second quarter (holding them to only 6 points in the quarter) to take a 28 to 17 lead at the half.

The ‘Birds took control of the game early in the 3rd quarter building an 18-point lead. Shelton responded and pulled to within 5 points,. The Highclimbers were down seven  (47-40) heading into the 4th but were unable to finish the comeback and Tumwater pulled away.

The T-Birds’ Brian Marty led all scorers with 29 points. Cade Otton added 10 points. And CJ Geathers chipped in 9.

Shelton was led in the loss by Caeleb Hitsman’s 14 points – all from the free throw line – hitting 14 of 18 attempts. Tyler Giraldes added 13 points. Jason Kenyon chipped in 7 points. Kyle Kimball and Marshall McCullough had 6 points each. And Travis Colbenson and Noah Benson each hit a three.

The Highclimbers dropped under 500 at 4-and-5 on the season. Shelton returns to the Mini Dome on Wednesday to face Peninsula. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the game live.


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