BREWSTER – Brewster topped Tonasket, 66-31, in a league girls’ basketball game Jan. 11 that included two Tiger players being injured.
“Friday night was not a good night for the Lady Tigers,” Tonasket coach Mike Larson said. “Early in the second quarter Madilynn Larson was forced out of bounds, lost her balance and stepped wrong. Out went her knee.
“She was taken to Wenatchee ER after the game. The doctor said that it could be a tear on her meniscus, or a sprain. Our team fought hard without their leader on the floor.”
Karlie Richey moved to point guard.
Then Heidi Cruz sprained an ankle and was out of the game.
“That left me four posts and two guards,” said coach Larson. “Players had to play positions they have never played before. They played with all their hearts. A coach couldn’t ask for more.
“I would like to thank all Madilynn's fans for the prayers and support during this tough time. We hope she gets to come back to finish out her senior year.”
Tonasket (31) - Ramon 12, K. Richey 8, Sutton 4, Bobadilla 2, Larson 2, Wilson 1, Cruz 1, Cory 1.
Omak 67, Cascade 44
OMAK – Omak knocked off Cascade, 67-44, in a Caribou Trail League game Jan. 11.
“Our girls played a strong game,” said Omak coach Mike Ables. “We struggled last time against Cascade running our offense. But (this time) we were able to capitalize on our open shots, lay-ins, and moving the ball around playing a great game of team basketball.
“We found ourselves in some foul trouble, so our younger bench players got quite a bit of playing time. It was a great game to work through our defense and see where we can still improve. We executed offensively and defensively and were able to come out with a great league win.”
Tops for the Pioneers were Taya Mendoza with 17 points (8-10 on free throws) and Payton Abrahamson with 13 points (7-11 on free throws).
Omak (67) – Abrahamson 13, Arciniega 9, Campos 2, Fjellman 7, George 4, Mendoza 17, Nichols 6, Vejraska 9.
Cashmere 65, Okanogan 14
OKANOGAN – Cashmere showed why it’s one of the top 1A girls’ basketball teams in the state with a 64-14 domination of Okanogan on Jan. 11.
“No. 1, obviously Cashmere is a good team,” said Okanogan coach Bryan Boesel. “To beat them has to be a very special day. They have a lot of weapons. Our effort was there. It was not there on Tuesday” in a game against Omak, which was reported in the Saturday edition of The Chronicle.
Okanogan has been working on its defense, which showed in Cashmere finishing with 65, well below the 82 points (82-21 final score) it scored in the first game Dec. 13.
The defense also limited one of the top girls in the state, Hailey Van Lith to 29 points, compared with 42 last time. She did not play in the fourth.
“We’ve got four more league games (Cascade on Jan. 18, Chelan on Jan. 22, Omak on Jan. 25 and Cashmere on Jan. 29),” Boesel said. “I was happy with our performance. We just have to build on each game.”
Daniele Sparks led Okanogan with eight points, all in the second half.
Okanogan (14) – Duncan, Wood, Leitz-Rawson 1, Serles 3, Popelier, Lafferty 2, Sparks 8, Heindselman, Hawley, Allen.
ACH 62, Northport 41
COULEE CITY - Gabi Isaak went off for 26 points to lead Almira/Coulee-Hartline to a 62-41 win over Northport on Jan. 12.
Maddie Murray added 11 points for the Warriors (11-1).
ACH (62) - Bradshaw 6, Correia, G. Isaak 26, Kenney 2, M. Isaak 5, Murray 11, Oliver 8,k Parrish 2, Rushton 2.
Columbia 40, Republic 33
HUNTERS - Columbia pulled out a low-scoring victory, 40-33, over visiting Republic on Jan. 12.
The Lions (2-9) expanded a 16-14 halftime lead to 33-19 after three quarters.
The Tigers (0-8) won the second half, 18-7, but it was not enough.
Republic (33) - Foreman 2, Phillips 4, Titus 2, Tonasket 6, VanSlyke 8, Glenn 11.
Wellpinit 69, Inchelium 49
WELLPINIT - Wellpinit, led by Christina Flett passing 1,000 points in her high school career, went past Inchelium, 69-49, on Jan. 12.
Flett scored 12 points for the Redskins, who led 35-24 at the half.
Lachelle Boyd and Ashlynn Hill each hit for 16 points for Wellpinit.
Inchelium was paced by Meika Heath with 19 points and Rylee Desautel with 17 points.
Inchelium (49) - Erickson 4, Simpson 6, Santo, Kohler 1, Zacherle 2, Heath 19, Desautel 17, Stensgar.
Curlew 44, Odessa 40
ODESSA - Curlew came from behind late in the game to edge Odessa, 44-40, on Jan. 12.
The Cougars (7-2) led 25-20 at the half before falling behind the Panthers (2-9), 35-34, after three quarters.
Curlew was led by Korin Baker with 18 points and Hannah McIrvin with eight points.
Curlew (44) - Baker 18, Kjolseth 6, LaDue 4, McIrvin 8, N. Ringstad 8, Thomas, T. Ringstad.
Inchelium 62, Valley Christian 43
INCHELIUM - Inchelium broke open a close game in the second half before beating Valley Christian, 62-43, on Jan. 11.
The Hornets led 27-26 at halftime before winning the second half, 35-17.
Inchelium was led by Meika Heath with 28 points and Zalissa Santo with 19 points.
Inchelium (62) - Erickson 3, Simpson 1,Santo 19, Kohler 2, Zacherle 5, Heath 28, Desautel 4, Stensgar, Seymour.
ACH 58, Republic 9
REPUBLIC - Almira/Coulee-Hartline overwhelmed Republic, 58-9, on Jan. 11.
Liberty Bell 60, Waterville-Mansfield 51
WINTHROP - Liberty Bell picked up a big 60-51 league win over Waterville-Mansfield on Jan. 11.
The battle for second place went to the Mountain Lions, whose league record improved to 7-2.
The Shockers fell to 8-3.
“Girls worked really hard this week on rebounding and it paid off,” said Liberty Bell coach Stephanie Mitchell, whose team won the battle for the boards, 42-29.
Tops for the Mountain Lions were Jadyn Mitchell with 20 points and 13 rebounds and Sammie Curtis with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Liberty Bell (60) – Mitchell 20, Ochoa 2, Curtis 12, Palm 7, Bakke 3, Surface 9, Dammann 3, Ferreira 4. Rebounds - Mitchell 13, Curtis 7, Palm 7. Assists - Ochoa 5. Steals - Ochoa 6, Surface 3.
Jan. 11 - Lake Roosevelt 75, Bridgeport 27
Jan. 10 - Pateros 58, Wilson Creek 51
Jan. 9 - Tonasket 52, Oroville 30
Jan. 9 - Soap Lake 39 Bridgeport 29
Curlew 66, Inchelium 56
INCHELIUM - A 26-17 fourth quarter helped lift Curlew to a 66-56 league victory over Inchelium on Jan. 8.
The game was tied at 25-all at the half and knotted up 39-all after three quarters.
Korin Baker finished with 25 points and Olivia Kjolseth added 22 points for Curlew.
Rylee Desautel paced Inchelium with 22 points. Meika Heath had 15 points.
Curlew (66) - Baker 25, Beedle, Engen, Kjolseth 22, LaDue, McIrvin 6, N. Ringstad 2, Thomas 2, T. Ringstad 9.
Inchelium (56) - Erickson 2, Simpson 6, Santo 8, Kohler, Zacherle 9, Heath 15, Desautel 16.
Davenport 60, ACH 35
DAVENPORT - Davenport handed Almira/Coulee-Hartline a rare loss, 60-35, in a non-league game Jan. 8.
The Gorillas (9-2), behind the 17 points of Sydney Zeiler, led 27-16 at the half before putting the game away with a 22-12 third quarter.
Gabi Isaak scored 14 points for the Warriors (11-1), who suffered their first loss of the season.
ACH (35) - Bradshaw 2, Correia, G. Isaak 14, Kenney, M. Isaak 3, Murray 5, Oliver 8, Parrish, Rushton 3.