SATURDAY’S GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hunters downs Republic, Flett reaches 1,000-point milestone for Wellpinit
Hunters gets the win…
Hunters put together another solid win Saturday playing host to the Republic Tigers and coming away with the 40-33 victory.
The Lions (2-9, 1-4) took a slim 2 point lead over Republic (0-8, 0-5) into the half but came out firing in the second, extending that lead to 14. Hunters needed every one of those points as the Tigers attempted to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter, ultimately coming up short.
Lexi Nelson scored 18 for Hunters in the win.
Hunters will travel to take on Almira-Coulee-Hartline next on Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Flett’s milestone highlights Wellpinit win
Christina Flett reached the 1,000 point milestone in her career as she helped lead Wellpinit to a big win over league foe Inchelium 69-49.
It was all Wellpinit (10-3, 3-2), all the time as they came out ready to play, building up an 11 point lead at half and extending it to the 20 point margin of victory over the Hornets (8-5, 6-2).
Flett had 12 points in the game to surpass the 1,000 point milestone, and Wellpinit got 16 apiece from Lachelle Boyd and Ashlynn Hill to lead the team. Jada Orr pitched in another 14 for good measure.
Inchelium was led by Meika Heath in the loss. Wellpinit heads to Hunters for a road game Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.
Northport drops road game
Northport couldn’t get things done on the road against a strong Almira-Coulee-Hartline team, dropping the league game 62-41. The Warriors (11-1, 5-0) offense proved to be too much for the Mustangs (6-9, 3-4) to handle building up a 22 point lead before slowing things down a little in the fourth quarter.
Eliza Stark led the way for Northport in the loss with 19 points, while Maddie Murray added 11 for the Mustangs. The Warriors got 26 points from Gabi Isaak to lead all scorers in the game.
Northport’s next matchup will be on the road at Curlew Jan. 18, starting at 6 p.m.
Kettle Falls can’t get the win
The Kettle Falls Bulldogs had a chance to get a big league win over the conference leading Northwest Christian Crusaders on Saturday, but couldn’t erase an early deficit, losing 58-41.
The Crusaders (12-2, 5-1) came to play on the road and built up a 9 point lead after the first quarter, increasing that lead to 16 over the Bulldogs (8-7, 1-4) by halftime. That was more than Kettle Falls could handle, even with much stronger play in the second half, leading to the defeat.
Zarah Johnson was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs, posting 11 points in the game.
Jordan Rabe topped all scorers with 27 for Northwest Christian. Kettle Falls will take on Wilbur-Creston on the road Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.