Hot-shooting Eagles pound Lassen 72-48 for sixth straight win

COTTONWOOD – Watch out, the Eagles are rolling.

Another impressive outing for the West Valley Eagles as they cruised to another dominant league victory Friday night over Lassen 72-48.

The Eagles are now 2-0 in Northern Athletic League play and now 14-4 overall this season.

It’s a team full of shooters. The Eagles came in and dropped another barrage of 3’s, having nine in their last game (Tuesday’s win over Anderson). They had seven more on Friday night with Logan Scholberg accounting for four of those.

“Good things happen when you shoot the ball well,” said West Valley head coach James O’Brien. “We have multiple guys that can shoot the ball well. Tuesday night it was somebody different that came in. Tonight Logan had some big shots and so did Sean (Proscher). This team has been so dedicated coming in from summer and putting up a lot of shots and we just hope this momentum continues into the next games.”

The Eagles started the game on a 7-0 run, and they looked to be in attack mode. Proscher started off the scoring first by getting to the line and knocking down a pair of free-throws. The next play was a corner 3 coming off the feed from Proscher to Scholberg. The Eagles would go on to finish the quarter up 26-8 and 15 of the Eagles’ 26 points were either scored or assisted by Proscher.

The second quarter was the highest scoring quarter for Lassen (15), but that wasn’t enough to cut into the margin. At the half the Eagles would lead 42-25. That was enough to put Lassen in a hole that they couldn’t dig itself out of. West Valley would only outscore Lassen 30-23 the remainder of the game but go on to win 72-48.

Sean Proscher has been vital in the process. Another 25 points and 6 rebounds for the 6-foot-2 junior forward. Every time he touches the ball, he’s an immediate threat to the opposing team. Only one 3-point field goal in Friday night’s matchup, but he got it done in other ways. When he’s not scoring from deep, he’s getting it done inside. Ten of his 25 points game from the line and 12 of them came inside the paint. The junior is showing how versatile his skill set is.

“I just try to bring leadership. That’s part of my mentality,” said Proscher. “Just trying to be as aggressive as I can. It all starts with the team; they’re helping me get good looks and we have one of the best guards in the section in my opinion. We’re having a lot of fun out here right now.”

Lassen couldn’t stay up with the shooting of West Valley as they only connected on two 3-pointers. Hayden Chittock was the only player in double figures with 10 points. The Grizzlies finished the game with 48 points.

Lassen falls to 9-11 on the season and 0-2 in league play. They play at Central Valley on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

West Valley improves to 14-4 (2-0 NAL) and hosts (15-4, 2-0 NAL) U-Prep on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

West Valley 72, Lassen 48
Lassen 10-15-13-10—48
West Valley 26-16-16-14—72
Lassen (9-11, 0-2 NAL): Chittock 10, Satica 7, Growdon 7, Ogburn 6, Dyer 5, Fisher 4, Delcarlo 4, Barnes 2.
West Valley (14-4, 2-0 NAL): Proscher 25, Scholberg 12, Smith 12, Salvatierra 7, Geren 6, Larkins 5, Francescut 3, Brazal 2.
3-pointers—Lassen 2 (Chittock, Growdon); West Valley 7 ( Scholberg 4, Proscher, Larkins, Francescut).

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