By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
McNary senior Tregg Peterson put up 35 points in a McNary High School boys varsity basketball team road game against Forest Grove High School Friday, Dec. 19.
Peterson knocked down five of seven from behind the three-point line and 13 of 17 from the paint to lead the team to a 92-57 win.
“We shared the ball well, took balanced shots, and played without fouling. The game was a big step for us in that we played well on the road. The guys are playing with a lot of confidence and trust in one another,” said Ryan Kirch, McNary head coach.
The Celtics had a 31-17 lead by the end of the first frame, but the foot came off the gas in the second period while the Vikings staged a rally to put the teams at 40-34 going into halftime.
The Celts outscored Forest Grove 52-23 in the second half for the win.
Junior Harry Cavell had 20 points and four assists; Trent Van Cleave had 15 points and nine assists; Cade Goff and Wyatt Grine had six points each; Devon Dunagan and Mathew Ismay had four points each; and Adam Harvey had two. Peterson, Cavell and Van Cleave shot 11-14 from the three-point zone.
That game was a sequel to the Celtics’ 62-44 win over North Salem High School three days prior.
Dunagan led the team with 15 points and six rebounds; Peterson put in 14 points; Van Cleave and Goff had 10 each; Ismay had nine; and Cole Thomas and Cavell had two each.