New Blaine head basketball coach Chris Spencer has come out of the box hot, leading his squad to two impressive hustling wins early in his inaugural season. After jackhammering Concrete 79-44 on the road, the B’s came home to pluck the Ferndale Brass Eagles by 11, 59-48.
Trey Bakogeorge scored 37 points in the two games to lead a balanced front line that looks promising and is just plain fun to watch.
In Concrete, a town that’s used to hard times, Blaine gave them no rest as Bakogeorge stepped in to nail five three-pointers from so far away they almost came UPS.
The graceful Trevor Chau got a double-double (two points and 10 rebounds) while the unflappable Jordan McCarty sank four treys, also from somewhere outside the Tropic of Capricorn, ending up with 14 points. Blaine nailed the game with a 33-2 third quarter.
Others who scored included the speedy Andrew Miller with 10 (plus a team high six assists), Andrew Price with 12, Todd Bird, six, and Cliff Crews with four.
Blaine out-rebounded Concrete 35 to 22 and forced 27 turnovers while losing the rock 15 times.
Back home against Ferndale, Blaine survived a scrappy first three periods to once again turn up the heat, getting a 23-point fourth quarter against the Eagles 13 to win by 11.
Bakogeorge led with 14 points, including three treys, followed by Andrew Price, 13, Trevor Chau, 12, and Andrew Miller with seven. Chau’s 12 rebounds gave him another double-double.
Blaine’s next game is Tuesday, December 15 on the road against Meridian followed by back to back home games against Mt. Baker December 18 and Granite Falls December 19 at 5 p.m.
Both games are double headers with the girls playing the same two teams at 5:45 and 3 p.m.