Close loss at Molalla starts tough week for boys basketball


December 14, 2022

Benny Westcott

Collin Nicholson looks for room to maneuver past Hidden Valley's Joshua Iwamizu.

Sweet Home boys basketball lost two home games against teams ranked in the top six in the state in 4A last week, as well as a road game against No. 28-ranked Molalla. The three losses, all in non-league contests, dropped the Huskies to 1-4 on the season.

The game at Molalla (1-2) on Dec. 6 ended in gut-wrenching fashion for Sweet Home.

Senior guard Dylan Luttmer hit three clutch free throws with three seconds left in the game to put his team up one. But then Molalla senior guard Kyle Chavez caught the ball inbounds, sprinted the length of the floor, and hit a shot at the buzzer off of one...

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