The Eatonville Cruisers ran into a buzzsaw Saturday night in their season opener when they hosted the Morton-White Pass Timberwolves. The T-Wolves torched the Cruisers, 103-61.
The Cruisers kept it close in the opening quarter, trailing by seven as they entered the second quarter. That is when the Timberwolves’ leading scorer, Hunter Hazen, and crew put their feet on the gas and outscored Eatonville to extend that lead to 16 at the break.
After the half, the T-Wolves didn’t let up, putting up 29 points in the third quarter to Eatonville's 18, which gave MWP a 27-point lead, 81-54, entering the final frame.
Foul trouble hampered the Cruisers late in the game. Three key players fouled out, allowing the Timberwolves to hold Eatonville to only seven points in the quarter while putting up 22 of their own to come away with a 103-61 victory.
MWP’s Hazen and Jake Cournyer were the thorns in the Cruisers’ sides all night and finished with 36 and 31 points, respectively.
Walker Bruun led the Cruisers with 12.
Next up, the Cruisers host last year’s SWW 1A district champs, the Castle Rock Rockets, at 7 p.m. Thursday before finishing off the week hosting the Cascade Christian Cougars at 7 p.m. Saturday.
MORTON-WHITE PASS 103, EATONVILLE 61
Eatonville: 14 22 18 7 — 61
MWP: 21 31 29 22 — 103
Eatonville: Walker Bruun 12, Griffin Clevenger 10, Shane Taylor 9, Shay Brannon 8, Cyrus-Mark Nueva 8, Hunter Klumpar 8, Kyle Cox 4, Michael Stogsdill 2.
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