In their final game before the holiday weekend, the Summit Storm gave themselves a little something for the Christmas stocking.
Jacob Tompkins led a third-quarter surge Thursday night that sparked Summit to a 72-60 nonconference boys basketball win over Mountain View of Vancouver, Washington.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Storm (2-3).
Summit led by as many as eight points in the second quarter before the visiting Thunder rallied to trail only 42-39 at halftime.
The Storm were quick to regain command in the third period.
“Our defensive intensity picked up in the third,” said Summit coach Jon Frazier. And on the offensive end, Tompkins, a sophomore wing, hit three 3-pointers as the Storm outscored Mountain View 20-10 in the third quarter to take a 62-49 advantage into the fourth.
“Up 13 (points), that gave us a nice buffer to finish things up,” said Frazier.
Tompkins finished with four 3-pointers and a total of 16 points, but Beau Blea took high-scoring honors for the Storm with 18 points. The senior guard also had seven assists and three steals.
Karson Klecker added 17 points and Joe Hicks scored 12 for Summit, which improved to 2-0 at home this season.
Next up for the Storm is next week’s Les Schwab Oregon Holiday Hoopfest, co-hosted in Bend by Summit and Mountain View high schools. Summit plays against Madras at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, the last of six games on the opening day of the three-day, 11-team tournament.