PATEROS Omak and Pateros split their non-league games Monday night.
The Pateros girls won the opener, 61-40, behind the 19 points of Kat Wilson.
The Omak boys took the nightcap, 60-45, with Leighton Boyd dropping 19 points.
The Nannies ran out to a quick 10-point lead in the first half and extended it to 15 points in the third period.
“We made a little adjustment at half time,” Pateros coach Sheri Mortimer said of Wilson not being open for 3-pointers. “It’s a stupid thing I say to her and it seems to work.”
Wilson responded with five 3-pointers in the third quarter.
The Pioneer girls fought back in the fourth quarter using a full-court press, getting within nine before another Wilson trey.
“It is early in the season and there’s not been time to work on team’s pressing the ball,” Mortimer said. “Lorie (LeDoux) sees the court so well. We got some easy layups.”
“We came out flat and we weren’t focused, ready to play,” Omak coach Rolland Hansen said.
Pateros is at Columbia Basin Secondary School in Moses Lake on Saturday.
Omak returns home for Liberty Bell on Thursday and Almira/Coulee-Hartline on Friday.
Omak (40) – Coffell 4, Pfitzer 0, Cervantes 0, Hughes 7, Marchand 5, Covington 5, Priest 2, Meese 5, Ables 2, Keaton 10.
Pateros (61) – Figueroa 5, Woodward 0, Easter 6, Dowers 6, Wilson 19, LeDoux 15, Steggall 5, White 5.
The boys game included a ton of turnovers, mostly by Pateros due to Omak’s quick hands in the paint.
The 5-6 Boyd proved a giant score maker. He hit a trey just before the end of the first quarter for a 21-9 lead and drove to the hoop at the halftime buzzer for a 37-21 lead.
“We clicked tonight more than any other game this year,” Omak coach Kyle Desautel said.
Omak (60) – Covington 2, vanSinten 5, Boyd 19, Desjardins 0, Frank 0, Saxon 3, Smith 4, C. Williams 13, P. Williams 10, Lamb 4.
Pateros (45) – Ceniceros 0, Wall 0, Medina 15, Piechalski 5, Rojas 0, Gelstin 1, Caballero 4, McLean 18, Salcido 2.