(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
Lady Rangers play tomorrow at 9 a.m…
Selkirk’s win on Wednesday meant a matchup with the number one seed Colton Wildcats in the state 1B championships at the Spokane Arena Thursday morning, looking for a major upset.
The Rangers had a steep hill to climb even before the game started against a team that lost just two games all season long, and came in rated as the tenth best girls program at all levels in the state by Maxpreps.com. That hill became even steeper right from the get-go, ending in a 68-16 defeat.
Selkirk’s offense sputtered against a stifling Wildcats defense, making just two field goals in the first half on their way to just 8 points total in the half. On the flip side, Colton made nearly 50% of their field goals over that same time en route to 26 points in the first quarter alone and a 38-8 halftime lead.
The second half didn’t treat the Rangers much better, as they were only able to put in one shot the entire half, leaving their shooting percentage at an even 10% for the game. Whitney Dawson and Jenna Couch, Selkirk’s Senior co-captains were held to just 4 points between the two as the Wildcats clamped down defensively.
Conversely, Colton improved on their first half numbers, shooting over 70% in the half, and kept pushing the lead further, outscoring the Rangers by another 22 points on the way to the win.
Dawson finished with 4 points and a team high 4 rebounds for Selkirk, and Bree Dawson put up a team high 6 points in the loss.
Colton’s Dakota Patchen finished with a game high 21 points, adding 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in the effort.
Selkirk moves on to the consolation bracket with a 9 a.m. tip-off against Sunnyside Christian March 1 at the Spokane Arena.