Bobcats cruise past Warriors, 56-38

  • Sat Feb 4th, 2017 1:30am
  • Sports

ROCHESTER — Led by 20 points from Josh Collett, Aberdeen cruised to a 56-38 victory over Rochester in an Evergreen 2A Conference game on Friday.

The Bobcats (3-6, 8-11) got out in transition and ran out to an 11-point lead after the first quarter and led 34-13 at halftime.

“The last week, we have been playing really well offensively,” Aberdeen coach Mark Buckman said. “Early in the game, we ran the floor well in transition. The defense was fantastic in the first half as we held them to 13 points.”

Buckman cited Collett for his effort attacking the rim.

Victor Gomez added 15 points and four steals for the Bobcats, while Ben Dublanko grabbed nine defensive rebounds and dished out seven assists and Braden Castleberry-Taylor finished with 10 rebounds.

Aberdeen hosts Tumwater on Wednesday.

Aberdeen 16 18 13 9 — 56 Rochester 5 8 14 11 — 38

Aberdeen (56) — Roiko 3, Coburn, Bojorge 1, Dublanko 3, Solan, Hughes, Troy 2, Collett 20, Gomez 15, Jandu, Metke 6, Castleberry-Taylor 6. FG — 20-62. FT — 10-15.

Rochester (38) — Schneider, Valley 7, Erickson, Robinson 3, Rigsbee, Escott 11, Lollar 6, Goldrick 10, Cabrera 1, Worden. FG — n/a. FT — n/a.

JV — Rochester 63, Aberdeen 59. Aberdeen’s Jeshua Manwell 26 points.

C-Squad — Aberdeen 48, Rochester 26. Nathaniel Mosqueda 15 points.