Volcanoes Take #1 Spot in PNW Division Back After Home Win Against Superhawks

The Vancouver Volcanoes handily beat the Seattle Super Hawks on Sunday night, with a final score of 131-119. The Volcanoes did not look like a team on the second of a back-to-back, with 6 players scoring in double figures. Rashaun Coleman was named player of the game, contributing 13 points, an outstanding 20 assists, and grabbed 5 rebounds in 46 minutes of action! Recently named TBL All-Star Markus Golder pitched in 27 points, 6 assists, and 7 rebounds, and big man Vincent Boumann dropped 33 points and 11 rebounds. On the Seattle side, Team Captain Nahziah Carter led the way with 30 points and 8 rebounds, as well as JD Tisdale Jr. contributing 19 points and 3 assists. 

Right out of the gate, Rashaun Coleman and Tyshon Pickett made important hustle plays to give Vancouver the edge, giving us an early 16-13 lead in the first. Markus Golder continued our success, diving for loose balls, making timely shots, and punching an emphatic dunk to ensure we entered the 2nd period with the lead. More of the same happened in the 2nd quarter, with Pickett hitting an important selection of three-pointers in the first half. His ability to stretch the floor opened up more space for Coleman to be a facilitator, which proved to be a key point in Vancouver’s success as they dished out 36 assists compared to Seattle’s 22. The second half was full of showtime plays from Golder, splashing a three to start the third, which helped push the Volcanoes to a 72-60 lead. The team never really looked back from here, aided by a series of technical fouls against Seattle late down the stretch. Coleman, Golder, and Boumann were unstoppable today, putting away the Super Hawks whenever they began to put together a string of plays. 

The Volcanoes sit at the top of the Pacific Northwest division with a 7-3 record, and they’ll look to capitalize on their success during a back-to-back against Great Falls Electric on the Road later this week. Their next home game is on April 27th at 7 pm, also against Great Falls. Tickets are $10, we’ll see you there!