SULTAN -- Behind the leadership of seniors Karl Spencer and Evan West, Granite Falls managed to take the Cascade Conference opener by defeating rival Sultan 81-70.
Spencer finished the night with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while West added 19 points to go along with his eight assists.
"(Karl) is really active on the glass," said Tigers head coach Andy Estes. "He's a versatile post and Evan just had a well balanced game. Evan had nine in the fourth and he took a shot with about three minutes left that was just a shot that a true senior takes."
At Sultan H.S.
Granite Falls 25 16 17 23 -- 81
Sultan 17 16 21 16 -- 70
Granite Falls--Steven Hyvari 5, Riley Larsen 11, Evan West 19, Dan Matalomani 10, Kai Orthmeyer 0, Alex O'Neill 7, Karl Spencer 23, Ezra Chavez 6. Sultan--Kolton Anderson 12, Robbie Rappuhn 3, Joe Schmidt 2, Giovonni Williams 20, Chris Walcott 6, Tyler Morris 13, Bubba Branham 6, Jordan Alexander 0, Cooper Beucherie 2, Antonio Rivas 3, Deion Bonilla 3. 3-point goals--Larsen, West, Spencer, Anderson 2, Rappuhn, Williams. Records--Granite Falls 1-0 league, 3-0 overall. Sultan 0-1, 1-2.