Volcanoes Lose Close Match to Electric in Final Regular Season Faceoff

The Vancouver Volcanoes fell to the Great Falls Electric last night 105-101, falling to 11-4 on the season. It was a fast-paced, nail-biting, intra-divisional classic. On Vancouver’s side, Vincent Boumann led the way, scoring 18 points, grabbing home 11 rebounds, and dishing out 2 assists. Tyshon Pickett added 16 points, and Thomas Miles added 14 off the bench. On the Electric’s side, Kareem Jamar had 19 points and 7 rebounds, and Andrew Whitsett added 23 points and 9 rebounds off the bench. 

While fast-paced, the game was relatively low-scoring compared to typical Volcanoes games, a testament to both teams’ defensive units. Vancouver led 25-18 after the first quarter, with Rashaun Coleman and Elijah Ford making early impacts, driving to the basket and opening the game up for Boumann down low. A stretch in the second quarter where Tyshon Pickett had a layup, a jump shot, and two made free throws helped extend Vancouver’s momentum, with Xavier Dupree chipping in timely shots as well. Vancouver entered the half with a 47-46 advantage and capitalized on it in the third, opening the game up to 83-66 on the backs of the Volcanoes’ stars. However, a comeback led by the Electric’s Finstuen, Jamar, and Whitsett proved to be too much for Vancouver to handle. Great Falls attacked the basket and moved the ball late in the fourth which ended up being the shifter in this game, despite a balanced and well-played game by Vancouver, causing them to lose 105-101. 

Vancouver’s last two home games of the season are on May 18th, against the Emerald City Jaguars, and then on May 25th against the Seattle Superhawks. Both should be competitive, as Vancouver continues to push towards remaining at the top of their division. With the playoffs right around the corner, there isn’t a better time to come and watch your Volcanoes play! Tickets are $10, and available for purchase either online or pre-game at Hudson’s Bay High School.