Kettle falls to Newport, Freeman
Makayla Hall puts up a shot against Freeman.
Riverside, L-side up next for KF
It was a rough week for Kettle Falls High (6-5, 1-3) in Northeast A League girlâs basketball.
The Lady Bulldogs fell behind 17-5 after the first quarter back on Jan. 7 against Newport. It didnât get much better the rest of the way and KFHS dropped a 60-39 decision to the visiting Grizzlies.
Newport, like they have done all winter long, relied on two principal scoring threatsâHolly Malsbury (29 points) and Jolie Frederick (16).
The hard-working Malsbury was 12 of 14 from the free throw line. As a team, Newport was 22 of 28 at the charity stripe.
Erin Johnson led Kettle with eight points.
Last Friday night at Kettle Falls Middle School, KFHS got schooled again, falling behind by the same 17-5 deficit to Freeman in the first quarter on the way to a 62-34 loss.
Perennial NEA and state power Freeman, not as deep as the Scotties have been in past seasons, got 15 points from Sydney Sather (all from three-point distance). Sierra McGarity poured in 17 and Katie Vold chipped in with 14 for FHS, who finished 14 of 19 at the free throw line.
Kettle Falls didnât shoot the ball well in either loss.
âWe played poorly against Newport,â KFHS head coach Tyler Edwards said. âNewport shot wellâŠwe got frustrated early and dug ourselves a hole.â
Too many forced shots and turnovers, Edwards added.
Despite the lopsided score, Edwards was generally pleased with the effort against Freeman.
âI thought we played reasonably well against Freeman,â Edwards said. âWe just couldnât get the ball in the hoop.â
**See full story in the 1/15/14 of the Statesman Examiner.
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