Lady Tigers defeat Omak, lose to Cashmere

Tonasket junior Jayden Hawkins moves the ball toward the basket during the Lady Tigers’ final home game of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo by Terry Mills

Tonasket junior Jayden Hawkins moves the ball toward the basket during the Lady Tigers’ final home game of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo by Terry Mills

CASHMERE – Just days after winning their first league game of the season, the Tonasket girls’ basketball team lost their final game.

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Lady Tigers defeated Omak 60-44 in their final home game.

“The girls really played aggressive and worked the ball around well offensively,” Stephanie Schertenleib said. “We got a lot of open looks around the basket and shot over 40 percent from the field, which was a season high. I could not have been more proud of how they ended their last season home game.”

She said junior Jayden Hawkins led the team with 20 points, 17 rebounds, four steals and two assists, senior April Webber had 12 points and eight rebounds, junior Shelby Olma had 11 points, three assists and five rebounds and junior Michelle Carlson had four points and five assists.

“We really got a lot of contribution from all the girls which is necessary to win,” Schertenleib said.

Webber said it felt really good to win her final home game as a Tonasket Tiger.

“This was a good way to have my senior night end the home season,” Webber said. “This season we learned that it takes teamwork to be successful. The younger girls also learned how to play together as a team.”

On Thursday, Feb. 11, the Lady Tigers lost their final game of the season to Cashmere 55-26.

“Again, turnovers just killed us; you can’t win any games when you turn the ball over 30 times,” Schertenleib said. “I hated to see the season end on that note, but Cashmere just came out aggressive and took it to us offensively and defensively. You have to give them a lot of credit; they have a very solid team.”

Webber had 11 points and eight rebounds while Olma had 10 points and Carlson had seven rebounds.

As of press time, the banquet for the Lady Tigers (1-13, 2-18) had not yet been scheduled.

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