Oroville girls top Manson twice in three days

Oroville's Becky Arrigoni shoots for two points against the Manson Trojans at the Hornet's home game in Coulton Auditorium last Thursday.

Oroville’s Becky Arrigoni shoots for two points against the Manson Trojans at the Hornet’s home game in Coulton Auditorium last Thursday.

MANSON – Oroville’s girls basketball team moved into a virtual tie for third place in the Central Washington League North Division with a pair of victories over Manson last week, including a 45-21 win on the Trojans’ home floor on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Lily Hilderbrand led the Hornets with 12 points, followed by Brianna Morales with ten points, seven rebounds and two steals. Naomi Peters and Hilderbrand had eight rebounds each.

Oroville (9-6, 4-3) faces two key games this weekend, starting at Pateros on Friday. The Hornets and Nannies are tied for the third spot in the league. Oroville hosts league-unbeaten and state-ranked Brewster on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Oroville 56, Manson 24

OROVILLE – The Hornets opened up a 30-8 lead over Manson by halftime of their Thursday, Jan. 26, contest and coasted to a 32-point victory.

The game was originally scheduled for two days earlier but was postponed by heavy snow.

The Hornets spread the playing time out and got eight girls into the scoring column, led by Lily Hilderbrand with 10 points. Callie Barker and Katie Tietje each added nine with Naomi Peters, Sierra Speiker and Kelsey Hughes scoring eight apiece.

“Kelsey Hughes led the way with eight points, 11 rebounds, seven steals and three assists… she had a heck of a game, as did Hilderbrand,” said Coach Mike Bourn.

We had six girls with eight or more points. Hilderbrand was high scorer with ten and Katie Tietje and Callie Barker had nine points each off the bench. The two other starters, Peters and Sierra Speiker had eight points each. Morales had six steals.

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).

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