CHELAN – After playing their best game of the season at home against Lake Roosevelt, the Tonasket girls’ basketball team traveled to Chelan where they lost 54-19.
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Tigers played at home against Lake Roosevelt where they lost 49-39.
“This was the best and most consistent game we have played all year,” Stephanie Schertenleib, head coach, said. “We had a lot of people really step up and play well. Michelle Carlson played the entire game because our back-up point guard was out for medical reasons. She rose to the occasion and had five points, five steals, three assists and only one turnover. For a point guard who never came out of the game to only have one turnover is very impressive.”
Shelby Olma had 15 points, three rebounds and three steals, April Webber had 10 points and four rebounds and Taylor Ayers had eight rebounds and two points.
“It was great to get some offense from our team,” Schertenleib said. “Everyone seemed to contribute in some way.”
Olma said the team played well together and got within six points of Lake Roosevelt but just couldn’t pull away for a win.
“This game definitely shows we are getting better and are capable of playing at a higher level,” Olma added.
On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Tigers lost to Chelan 54-19.
“We didn’t do much offensively and had too many turnovers with 26,” Schertenleib said. “You can’t be successful against a team like Chelan when you have that many turnovers and don’t capitalize on the opportunities they give you.”
Carlson had four points and Jayden Hawkins had six rebounds.
As of press time, the Tigers (0-10, 1-16) had not yet played at home against Okanogan on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Their next game is at home against Cascade on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m.