Posted Sunday December 7, 2008
ECHO - Echo High School hosted the Echo Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday December 5 and 6, 2008. The Cougars hosted the Pine Eagle Spartans in the late Friday boys game. The Spartans showed up with six players. Nine Cougars scored with the leaders being Ryan Ramos with 16 and Colter McCallum with 15 points.
The first quarter was close with Echo having a 9-6 lead at the end of the period.
Echo opened things up a little in the second. Echo lead 13-10 at the five minute mark and went on a 17-2 run that had leading 32-12 at the close of the first half.
Echo scored eight points at the opening of the third quarter before the Spartans got on the board with a freethrow. Halfway through the third quater Echo lead 44-16. The strong defense of the Cougs allowed them to steal the ball several time in the middle of quarter setting up some easy points. Echo stretched their lead to 34 by the end of quarter giving them a 54-20 score at the end of the third.
Echo scored 20 to the Spartan's 13 in the final quarter to take a 74-33 win. Echo had nine players scoring. Ryan Ramos 16, Colter McCallum 15, Jacob Eby 10, Andy McFarlane 8, Jorge Munoz 6, Micah Danner 6, Ray Harris 5, Braden Williams 4 and Brian Ibarra 4. The Cougars had 15 steals and 14 assists.
The Spartans scorers were Justice Walker 12, Jesse Smit 10, Jake Traw 8, and Brendan Clasen 3.
Photos by Terry Aichele