Hot-shooting Chelan downs Tiger girls

TONASKET – The 68-22 final score notwithstanding, Tonasket girls basketball coach Mike Larson was pleased with his team’s outing against Chelan, the second state title contender the Tigers faced in four days.

The Tigers stuck with the Goats for a little while, trailing 16-8 at one point in the first half. Chelan went on to blow the game open by hitting 7-of-9 3-pointers before halftime and shot 63 percent in the first half.

Still, Larson was pleased that his team didn’t suffer the self-inflicted wounds during Tuesday’s loss to Okanogan.

Chelan’s size and talent eventually won out, but Larson was pleased with how his team battled to the end.

“They never quit, even when it was late in the game,” he said. “As a coach, that’s all you can ask of your players, to keep digging, keep trying to accomplish the things we’ve been teaching them.

Kelly Cruz scored eight points and Amanda Johnson scored six to lead Tonasket.

The Tigers (1-5, 0-2 Caribou Trail League) hosted Brewster on Tuesday and travel to Cashmere on Friday, Dec. 21.

About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

, , ,

Commenting Rules

We encourage an open exchange of ideas in our online community, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. In a nutshell, don't say anything you wouldn't want your mother to read. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

So keep your comments civil, smart, on-topic and free of profanity.

We ask that all participants own their words by logging in with their Facebook account. It's a simple process that will take seconds and helps keep our comments free of trolls, cranks, and "drive-by" commenters. We reserve the right to remove comments from anyone using screen names, pseudonyms or false identities. Please refer to our Terms of Use for full detail on participating on our site.
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply