By Ben • Ben Schorzman • 

Mac boys fade vs. Tigers

A tie game midway through the third quarter quickly turned into a 10-point deficit Tuesday for the McMinnville boys basketball team vs. Tigard, and the Grizzlies lost 66-54 vs. Tigard to drop to 1-3 in the Pacific Conference.

Junior Gage Gubrud scored 22 points to lead all scorers, but it wasn't enough to keep the Grizzlies in the game in the fourth quarter when the Tigers slowly pulled away. Gubrud tied the game with two free throws with 3:58 left in the third quarter, but Tigard ended the quarter on a 9-1 run. The Tigers kept the lead around 10 and even pushed it to 14 with two minutes left in the game.

Nicholas Autencio scored 10 points, and Blaine Parker added eight. Taylor Vicknair scored five points, and Bryce Anderson scored four points. Blake Egli scored three points and Matthew Long added two.

The Grizzlies play Friday at Forest Grove.

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