Feb. 9, 2019 — Without 3-pointers, the Spartans would’ve fallen to Siuslaw by 18 points. But with Marist draining 3-pointers 15 times in Tuesday night’s boys basketball match-up at Glenn Butler Court, the Vikings couldn’t close the gap in spite of several scoring runs.
In the first quarter alone, Marist sank 5 shots from beyond the perimeter, with Siuslaw’s lone 3-pointer coming from sophomore Liam McClellan in the final 17 seconds of the period.
Trailing 28-10, Siuslaw roared back with 16 points in the second quarter, led by sophomore Jacob Foskett with 8 points in the period. Junior Caleb Hennessee, freshmen Brody Terry and Braydon Thornton and senior Adam Wynn each scored 2 points heading into the half, but another series of 3-pointers by the Spartans — four in all — kept Marist ahead, 48-24.
The third quarter was similar, with Foskett, McClellan, Wynn and Hennessee each scoring, and the Spartans maintaining a strong presence from beyond the perimeter with four 3-pointers for a total of 24 points in the period compared to Siuslaw’s 12.
The Vikings outscored Marist 14-12 in the final period, thanks in part to 3-point shooting from Wynn and McClellan, and additional scoring from sophomore Skyler Loomis and freshman Avery Hart. Senior guard Jordan Taniguchi came off the bench in the final minute and scored a layup and rebound, bringing Siuslaw's final score to 57 points, but still short of Marist with 84 points.
Foskett led scoring with 16 points, followed by Wynn (14), McClellan (10), Hennessee (7), and Taniguchi with 4 points.
Siuslaw also got 2 points each from Terry, Hart and Loomis.
Last night, Siuslaw hosted Marshfield (after press deadlines) and will play its final home game this Tuesday, against Elmira.
Tip-off is at 7:15 p.m., following the girls’ game at 5:30 p.m.