(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
Kettle Falls boys basketball drops first of season to 1A foe
Matthey Thompson had 18 points for Kettle Falls in their Thursday game with Deer Park, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a big opening quarter for the Stags leading to a 75-55 Deer Park win.
Kettle Falls fell behind early, spotting the Stags a 15 point lead after the first quarter, but the Bulldogs fought back, outplaying Deer Park over the next two quarters to whittle down the the deficit. Deer Park came back with strong play in the fourth to put things out of reach and come away with the win.
Cade McKern pitched in 16 points in the loss, and Braylen Pfeffer added another 11 to go along with Thompson’s 18.
The Bulldogs (1-1) will now hit the road for their next game when they take on Tekoa-Oakesdale Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Lady Bulldogs lose at home
The visiting Deer Park Stags handed the Kettle Falls Bulldogs their first loss of the season after breaking things open in the fourth quarter 43-34.
Both teams battled to a tie through three quarters, with the Bulldogs getting the upperhand and a four point lead at the half. Deer Park managed to knot things up after the third, and clamped down on the Kettle Falls (3-1) offense to finish off the comeback and get the win.
Zarah Johnson and Mya Edwards topped the scoring for Kettle Falls with 9 points apiece on the night.
The Bulldogs turn to their next matchup looking to get back to their winning ways when they travel to take on Tekoa-Oakesdale Dec. 13 beginning at 6 p.m.