Here’s how the Chewelah basketball teams did last night…
The Freeman boys improved to 5-0 on the year with a 77-41 victory over NEA League foe Colville on Tuesday. 1B Wellpinit is off to a hot start too, now 3-0 on the season after a win over St. John-Endicott. The Lakeside girls improved their league record to 2-0 with a win over Riverside. Here is our area basketball roundup for Dec. 13, 2016…
Cougars battle in the third, can’t come up with NEA League win
By Geno Ludwig/The Independent Staff
It traditionally takes three scorers in double-digits to win basketball games in the Northeast A League. The Chewelah Cougars have not found that amount of firepower on the floor yet this season.
They have not produced one consistent double-figure scorer, and it has led to three straight losses in league play. More
Zags razz Zips, dump Huskies
By Dylan Kitzan/For the Independent
Two games, two wildly different shooting performances for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, but ultimately, it was two more wins chalked up this week as the Zags dispatched the Washington Huskies and Akron Zips to move their record to 10-0.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Gonzaga raced out to a 47-22 halftime lead and never looked back, downing the Huskies 98-71. Guard Nigel Williams-Goss blitzed his former team, dropping a season-high 23 points, and adding five assists and five rebounds in leading the Bulldogs to a win that was never in doubt.
Just over eight minutes into the game, the Zags led 27-6 with Jordan Mathews and Johnathan Williams combining for 19 of their first 23 points. Those two passed the torch to Williams-Goss, who scored nine points over the last 10 minutes of the half, never letting UW get closer than 17 during that span.
Chiefs getting key players back to right the ship
By Dylan Kitzan / For the Independent, Spokane Chiefs Season Ticket Holder
With the Spokane Chiefs slowly slipping in the Western Conference playoff picture roughly halfway through the season, they needed a boost. Fortunately, they got a couple, one in the form of injured players returning to the lineup and another in the form of a successful week.
Leading scorer Kailer Yamamoto and 20-year-old veteran Markson Bechtold each made their way back onto the ice from injury for the Chiefs and their return provided immediate dividends for a team desperate to keep pace with the rest of the Western Conference.
In four games, the duo combined for five goals and six assists as Spokane earned five of a possible eight points over a four game stretch.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Jaret Anderson-Dolan’s second hat trick of the season and Bechtold’s two tallies were almost enough, but the Chiefs fell at home to the Victoria Royals 6-5 in overtime.
Spokane jumped on the Royals with two quick goals early, but Victoria, which eliminated the Chiefs from the playoffs last season, responded with four unanswered over the next 21 and a half minutes to take a 4-2 lead. Bechtold and Anderson-Dolan replied with their second goals of the game each to tie things at four, but Victoria answered with just under six minutes left to take a 5-4 lead. Anderson-Dolan then sent hats flying onto the ice with his third goal of the game with just under a minute left to tie it. In OT, however, the Royals scored the game-winner after a Chiefs penalty to escape with the win.
The Springdale boys improved to 4-1 on the season with a big 73-24 victory over Northeast 2B League foe Kettle Falls on Saturday. The Medical Lake boys also stayed undefeated on the season with a win over 2B Liberty. Here’s the roundup of NEA League and Stevens County area basketball action for Saturday, Dec. 10…
The Freeman boys continue to be the toast of the NEA League at 4-0, while Medical Lake isn’t far behind at 3-0. In 1B action, Wellpinit upset 1A Omak 57-51. Here is a rundown of area basketball action for Dec. 9, 2016… More