Volcanoes roll to seventh straight victory

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Andre Murray scored 27 points, and Brian Morris had 20 as the Vancouver Volcanoes defeated the West Coast Hotshots 136-122 in International Basketball League action Friday night at Clark College’s O’Connell Center.

The win was Vancouver’s seventh in a row after a season-opening defeat.

The Volcanoes (7-1) led by as many as 25 points, and made 59 percent of their shots from the floor.

Two Volcanoes players had double-doubles. Devin Uskoski had 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Antwan Williams had 11 points and 12 assists.

Alex Hartman added 12 points for Vancouver.

Former University of Idaho player Rashaad Powell led the Hotshots (4-3) with 39 points and 12 rebounds.

The Volcanoes are home again on Sunday, taking on the Portland Chinooks at 7 p.m.

VANCOUVER VOLCANOES 136, WEST COAST HOTSHOTS 122

WEST COAST (4-3) — Powell 13-26 9-10 39, Bradford 8-25 5-6 24, Johnson 3-11 0-0 9, Jones 2-5 1-2 6, Gillion 1-1 1-2 3, Adams 6-10 1-6 13, Manning 4-5 0-0 8, Possey 4-16 0-0 11, Moreland 3-8 2-4 9. Totals 44-107 19-30 122.

VANCOUVER (7-1) — Lechtenberg 2-6 0-0 6, Bloodsaw 2-5 2-2 6, Williams 5-10 0-0 11, Hartman 5-11 1-1 12, White 1-3 0-0 2, Blackledge 4-9 0-0 11, Murray 9-13 6-6 27, Uskoski 6-10 6-6 18, Carlisle 4-7 0-0 8, Morris 9-15 2-3 20, Hopson 6-10 2-4 15. Totals 53-99 19-22 136.

West Coast 24 33 26 39—122

Vancouver 37 24 29 36—136