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’Dogs snap defending champs win streak

Omak stays with Cascade to the end

— Cashmere won the battle between unbeaten girls basketball teams and top-ranked state teams 65-63 on Tuesday.

“Cashmere was ready to play and we weren’t,” Brewster coach Roger Boesel said. “It is my job to get them ready and I didn’t do it.”

Both teams entered the battle at 12-0, with Brewster ranked No. 1 and Cashmere No. 2 in the Associated Press poll.

Cashmere led 16-15 after the first quarter then pulled away with a 15-8 run by causing turnovers (Bears finished with 20) in the second period.

The Bulldogs led by as much as 17 in the third quarter and were ahead by 13 with under four minutes to go when Brewster mounted a comeback.

Brewster, which is thin on the bench, waited until the final minutes before using a pressing defense to cut the margin to 63-62 with six seconds to go.

“We made a great late run, but by then it was a little too late,” the coach said. “We need to get back to work on our defense and take care of the ball.”

Cashmere’s Lauren Johnson (18 points) hit two free throws and the Bears were unable to get off a shot before time expired.

Chandler Smith led all scorers with 31 points for Brewster, which had won 21 straight games dating back to last year before Tuesday’s loss.

Monica Landdeck produced 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocked shots and 4 steals.

Brewster (12-1 overall, 6-1 league) is at Omak (7-6, 2-5) on Tuesday.

Brewster (62) – Torres 0, Boesel 6, Landdeck 15, Smith 31, Miller 2, Brammer 8.

Rebounds (22): Miller 10, Boesel 4, Smith 4, Landdeck 3. Assists (11): Smith 4, Landdeck 3, Boesel 2. Steals (10): Miller 4, Boesel 3. Blocks (8): Miller 4, Smith 3, Landdeck 1.

OMAK – Cascade broke open a close game at the half to beat Omak, 55-46, on Tuesday.

The Pioneers fought foul problems all night, yet still took a 44-42 lead late in the fourth quarter.

“Our bench came in and did a fantastic job of keeping us in the game tonight,” Omak coach Rolland Hansen said after sitting three starters with fouls.

Kaelyn Marchand and Shawnee Covington each scored 11 points for Omak, which got 8 rebounds from Kara Keaton.

Brewster (12-1 overall, 6-1 league) is at Omak (7-6, 2-5) on Tuesday.

Omak (46) – Pfitzer 0, Cervantes 0, Marchand 11, Covington 11, Priest 6, Meese 6, Ables 2, Keaton 6, Boyd 2, Mendoza 0, Cate 2.

OKANOGAN – Jill Townsend scored 16 points while Janice Romero and Cayden Diefenbach each scored 10 to lead Okanogan past Chelan, 59-37, on Tuesday.

Okanogan (11-2 overall, 5-2 league), which was ranked No. 3 by the Associated Press on Jan. 16, is at Tonasket (2-10, 0-7) on Tuesday.

Okanogan (59) – Moses 4, A. Romero 7, Moore 3, Boesel 5, Egbert 4, Diefenbach 10, J. Romero 10, Townsend 16.

Rebounds (40): Townsend 17, A. Romero 5, Boesel 5, Moses 4. Assists (4): Moses 2. Blocks (2): Egbert 1, Townsend 1. Steals (10): Diefenbach 2, Townsend 2.

QUINCY – Quincy picked up its third win of the season with a big fourth quarter 43-31 over Tonasket on Tuesday.

“We really struggle with the mental side in games,” Tonasket coach Stephanie Schertenleib said. “We are working on it though.

“It is also unfortunate that our league has probably three of the best ‘A’ teams in the state. This makes getting success for teams that are still developing very difficult.”

Okanogan (11-2 overall, 5-2 league) is at Tonasket (2-10, 0-7) on Tuesday.

Tonasket (31) – Bello 1, Dellinger 8, Frazier 2, Celestino 0, Vugteveen 10, Cleman 0, Tyus 10, Jackson 0, Walts 0.

WINTHROP – Bridgeport sped past Liberty Bell, 49-22, on Tuesday.

Bridgeport, which has three seniors and six juniors, was led by junior Anita Velazquez with 20 points and junior Jennifer Salazar with 13 points.

Freshman Lauren Fitzmaurice and junior Erin Knight with 13 points each led the young Mountain Lions, which doesn’t have any seniors and features just two juniors.

Bridgeport (2-5 overall, 1-1 league) is at Columbia Basin Secondary School (0-8, 0-4) and Lake Roosevelt (2-6 overall, 1-0 league) is at Liberty Bell (0-7, 0-2) on Tuesday.

Bridgeport (49) – Varrelman 6, Torres 2, Velazquez 20, Rios 1, Martinez 4, Salazar 13, Herrejon 3.

Liberty Bell (22) – Phillips 2, Fitzmaurice 13, Knight 13, Stoothoff 2, Bakke 2.

YAKIMA – Pateros toppled Riverside Christian, 60-23, on Tuesday.

Lorie LeDoux scored 19 points and Katarina Wilson 13 for Pateros. The Nannies were tied with Republic (7-1) for No. 5 in the Associated Press poll released Jan. 16.

Pateros (7-1 overall, 0-0 league) is at Soap Lake (3-6, 2-2) on Saturday.

Pateros (60) – Gelstin 0, Figueroa 9, Woodward 0, Easter 3, Dowers 6, Wilson 13, LeDoux 19, Steggall 8, White 2, Hall 0.

OROVILLE – Entiat pulled away late to beat Oroville, 39-30, on Tuesday.

The game was tied, 27-27, after three quarters before the Tigers won the final quarter, 12-3. Manson (1-6 overall, 0-2 league) is at Oroville (4-4, 0-0) on Tuesday.

Oroville (30) – Garcia 5, Moralez 5, Jewett 1, Hilderbrand 13, Scott 6.

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