(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
Northport gets the win
Northport showed visiting Cusick no mercy Tuesday night, scoring at will and playing smothering defense en route to a 53-18 win.
Cusick never managed more than seven points in any quarter on the night leading to a 30-6 halftime lead for the Mustangs (5-6, 4-3) that they grew to 51-13 by the end of three before dialing it back in the fourth.
Madison Straayer scored 14 and Eliza Stark had 12 to lead Northport to the victory. Belle Stark pitched in another 9 for the Mustangs in the game. Northport hosts Curlew in their next go-round Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.