Cobb scores 20 as Cougars get over .500
Maggie Cobb enjoyed her second 20-point game in a row as she led the Lady Cougars to a 57-21 runaway victory over the home-standing Springdale Chargers.
Jaylynn Skok pumped in 13 points and eight Cougars scored in the non- league win last Tuesday night.
Chewelah got off to a fast start, outscoring Springdale 14-3 in the opening period. The Cougars widened their lead to 23-11 by halftime and went on to post a 41-17 lead at the end of three periods of play.
The Lady Chargers are experiencing the struggles that accompany a rebuilding year.
It was the second straight win on the road for the Cougars, who feasted on the Newport Grizzlies for their first league win the previous Friday. They go into this weekend’s Reardan Christmas Tournament with a 4-3 overall record, 1-2 in league play. They will meet Wellpinit at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the opening night of the tournament. The Lady Redskins are currently 2-3 for the season. Then, the Cougars return to their conference calendar to host Deer Park on Jan. 3.
CHEWELAH 57, SPRINGDALE 21
Chewelah (3-3, 1-2) 14 9 18 16-57
Springdale (1-7, 0-5) 3 8 6 4-21
Cobb 20, Katzer 2, Koler 4, Miller 6, Mitchell 4, Robison 3, Skok 13, Smith 5
Beckman 11, Clemmer 4, Swiger 6
Chewelah drops fourth-straight game
When was the last time—before last Tuesday evening—that a Chewelah boys’ basketball team scored only 29 points?
For some reason, scores are taking an alarming downhill trend. In their last four ballgames, the Cougars scored 51 at Lakeside, 41 against Medical Lake, 36 at Newport, and now 29 at Springdale.
Team totals are definitely headed in the wrong direction. Individual scoring is taking that same downward plunge. The Cougars had eight scorers, but none in double-digits.
At Springdale, the top two scorers for Chewelah were Elan Krausz and Griffin Stroyan, both with five points. At the other end of the floor, the Chargers were led by Chandler Carr with 16 points, Enoch Clemmer with 16, and Tyrone Dorris with 13.
“Springdale played a tight zone defense against us, so we put up a lot of threes,” said Krausz, “and missed most of them.”
Springdale had the game won by the end of the third period. By that time, the Chargers had a 34-16 lead. Chewelah did not reach 34 points.
The loss dropped Chewelah to 3-4 for the season, 0-3 in league play. Springdale rose to 5-3. The Chargers beat Riverside 62-56 earlier in the season, so this was their second win over a Northeast A League team.
Several Chewelah players attended the Gonzaga game against South Dakota on Wednesday night in which the Zags gave a shooting clinic in which they scored a season-high 102 points. The Cougars sat in the first couple of rows where they had a great view. Hopefully, they took some mental notes about how to score from all over the floor.
The Cougars will compete in the Reardan Christmas Tournament this weekend, and then they return to league play to host Deer Park on January 3.
At Reardan, they will face Wellpinit on the first night of the tournament. The Redskins are 7-1 so far this season and have scored over 70 points in six of their eight games. Tipoff time is 7:15 p.m.
SPRINGDALE 53, CHEWELAH 29
Chewelah (3-4, 0-3) 3 8 7 11-29
Springdale (5-3, 2-3) 10 16 8 19-53
Berger 4, Coleman 4, Holloway 2, Hubert 4, Krausz 5, Kroiss 3, Parrott 2, Robinson 0, Stroyan 5
Carr 16, Clemmer 16, Dorris 13, Howder 6, Verhaag 2