CHEWELAH GIRLS BASKETBALL: Fitzgerald scores 14 in loss to Riverside

(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)

Alyssa Fitzgerald notched 14 points for the Cougars. (File photo)

Chewelah has furious fourth quarter comeback come up short…

Alyssa Fitzgerald led Chewelah with 14 points, but the Cougars couldn’t quite pull off the fourth quarter comeback in a 39-32 nonleague loss to Riverside on Tuesday. Chewelah trailed 23-14 at halftime and saw that deficit to grow to 16 points in the third quarter.

The Cougars, however, didn’t give up and outscored Riverside 13-4 in the final stanza but fell short to fall to 0-5 on the season.

Lexi Robertson added eight points for the Cougars. Sam Riggles led Riverside with 17 points.

Chewelah will host Curlew on Thursday at 6 p.m.