Skyview may have finished its non-league schedule 12-0, but the celebration was short.
“We did our celebrating, and now our focus is on playing at Camas on Wednesday,” Storm coach Matt Gruhler said after his team beat visiting Curtis 63-58 on Saturday.
Gruhler described the game as a playoff-type atmosphere, which was just the kind of game the Storm needed heading into 4A Greater St. Helens League play.
Curtis (8-3), coming off a fourth-place finish at state last season, took advantage of Skyview fouls to take a 37-29 lead at the half.
“That third quarter we came out with a championship effort,” Gruhler said. “We did better defending without fouling.”
Skyview rallied to tie the game at 44-44 going into the fourth quarter.
Alex Schumacher, in addition to scoring 17 points in the game, had three key assists including one to Kyle Gruhler for a 3-pointer that tied the game at 44, and then another assist to Samaad Hector for a basket that put Skyview in front for good.
Hector had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Cole Grossman added 12.
“At the end of the day, we are excited about being 12-0. One of the best starts in school history,” Matt Gruhler said. “But now we are 0-0 starting league at Camas next week.”
SKYVIEW 63, CURTIS 58
CURTIS (8-3) — DeVante Williams-Byrd 13, Zack Paulsen 25, Dylan Yager 2, Jordan Parker 0, Solomon McGinnis 0, Jared Franklin 8, Jase Paulsen 6, Maceo Lewis 0, Amir Simms 2, Josiah Miller 0. Totals 19 (5) 13-15 58.
SKYVIEW (12-0) — Alex Schumacher 17, Cole Grossman 12, Jovon Sewell 3, Samaad Hector 15, Jacoby Thompson 0, Squeeky Johnson 0, Lowell Dunmire 0, Chris Webster 2, KB Fesehazion 9, Kyle Gruhler 5. Totals 22 (3) 16-22 63.
Curtis 15 22 7 14–58
Skyview 13 16 15 19–63