Volcanoes reel in Portland Chinooks

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Andre Murray scored 28 points, and Chehales Tapscott had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help lead the Vancouver Volcanoes past the Portland Chinooks 138-120 in International Basketball League action Saturday at the O'Connell Center.

The Volcanoes (2-1) led 67-52 at the half and was ahead by as much as 25 points at 132-107.

Vancouver made 45 percent of its shots, a vast improvement from its home opener last Sunday when the team shot 34 percent from the field.

Alex Hartman was among the eight Volcanoes players in double figures with 20 points. Josh Tarver added 17, Paul Hafford and Mike Ward had 12 points each, Gjio Bain had 11 and Jake Carlisle had 10.

Portland, playing its first game of the season, was led by Jared Cunningham's 34 points and 13 rebounds.. Germain Jordan scored 29.

The Volcanoes return to action on Saturday, taking on the Kitsap Admirals at 7 p.m. at the O'Connell Center.

VANCOUVER VOLCANOES 138, PORTLAND CHINOOKS 120

PORTLAND (0-1) — Steven Shepp 1-5 0-0 2, Justin Steinke 0-6 2-2 2, Evan Kieling 0-1 0-0 0, Germain Jordan 10-19 5-7 29, David Lucas 0-0 0-0 0, Mike Harthune 7-11 2-2 19, Jared Cunningham 13-32 6-9 34, Kevin Mcshane 2-3 0-1 4, Ryan Scott 2-11 3-4 9, Kevin Ford 7-17 7-12 21. Totals 42-105 25-37 120.

VANCOUVER (2-1) — Mike Ward 5-11 0-0 12, Kevin Bloodsaw 0-1 0-0 0, Antwan Williams 0-2 2-2 2, Josh Tarver 8-15 0-0 17, Yasu Rocket 0-1 0-0 0, Alex Hartman 7-17 2-2 20, Chehales Tapscott 7-12 3-3 17, Kevan West 1-3 1-2 3, Andre Murray 8-21 10-13 28, Paul Hafford 5-15 1-3 12, JR Moore 1-1 0-0 2, Jake Carlisle 5-7 0-1 10, Daniel Dean 2-4 0-2 4, Gjio Bain 5-10 1-2 11. Totals 54-120 20-30 138.

Portland 22 30 32 36—120

Vancouver 25 42 31 40—138