Volcanoes tops Sabres for 5th straight win

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Paul Hafford scored a team-high 29 points as the Vancouver Volcanoes topped the Salem Sabres 120-113 in International Basketball League action Friday at the O’Connell Center.

It was Vancouver’s fifth consecutive victory and second consecutive over the Salem squad.

Hafford, who scored 34 against Salem on Sunday, made 10 of 20 shots with five 3-pointers.

Chehales Tapscott had 21 points and 15 rebounds for Vancouver (5-1), Alex Hartman had 24 points, Mike Ward scored 19, and Josh Tarver 12 points and eight rebounds.

Salem’s Cory Largent led all scorers with 31 points.

Vancouver led by as much as 19 points at 111-92.

The Volcanoes face the Portland Chinooks (0-2) at 7:30 p.m. today at the Eastmoreland Courts at the Eastmoreland Racquet Club.

VANCOUVER VOLCANOES 120, SALEM SABRES 113

SALEM (0-3) — Wyatt Graziano 2-5 0-0 6, Cory Largent 13-24 2-4 31, Dan Feest 2-4 0-0 5, Mike Taylor 6-14 4-8 18, Joe Burton 6-18 2-3 14, Deion Baker 1-2 0-2 2, Sergio Rosario 6-15 2-2 16, Daniel Deane 4-9 3-7 11, Anthony Sanchez 5-11 0-2 10, Jahmez Dixon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-102 13-28 113.

VANCOUVER (5-1) — Mike Ward 5-15 9-13 19, Kevin Bloodsaw 1-6 2-4 4, Antwan Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Josh Tarver 6-14 0-0 12, Alex Hartman 6-20 9-12 24, Chehales Tapscott 10-24 1-2 21, Paul Hafford 10-20 4-5 29, Jake Carlisle 1-3 2-2 4, Gjio Bain 3-10 1-2 7. Totals 42-113 28-40.

Salem 27 30 20 36—113

Vancouver 32 27 28 33—120