Oroville girls wallop Curlew

CURLEW – Oroville’s girls basketball team raced to an early lead Saturday, Dec. 1, at Curlew and coasted to a 51-28 victory over the Cougars to win their second game in two days.

“They had a couple of good guards that bombed in some early threes,” said Oroville coach Mike Bourn. “But we were a lot stronger inside.”

Lily Hilderbrand scored eight of her 20 points in the first quarter as the Hornets raced to a 20-8 lead after one quarter, building the margin to 34-16 at the half.

Hilderbrand added 10 rebounds, while Katie Tietje had nine points and nine rebounds and Marissa Garcia had six steals.

The Hornets (2-0) were scheduled to play at Republic in Tuesday then face a weekend doubleheader at Tonasket on Friday and at home against Chelan on Saturday, Dec. 8.


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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