Lady Bulldogs down Springdale
Kettle Falls High picked up its first win of the season last week, downing visiting Springdale 36-30 behind Serena Pounds’ eight points and six rebounds.Taylor Smith led Springdale with 13 points.On Friday in the Palouse, KFHS trailed 30-8 at halftime at Colfax on the way to a 54-16 loss.Hannah Harazin led Colfax (3-1, 3-0) with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Amelie Bruya added 11 points.On Saturday, Kettle Falls dropped a 44-37 Bi-County League decision to visiting St. George’s (2-3, 2-0).Josie Stanard led Kettle Falls with 12 points.Alex Wert led St. Geo with 14 points.KFHS head coach Tyler Edwards saw mostly improvement from his young team last week. “We are making progress,” Edwards said on Monday. “We had our chances against St. George’s. It would have been nice to pull that one out.”The difference in the St. George’s game was at the free throw line. The Dragons converted nine of 19. Kettle Falls was two of seven.“We had several (scoring) opportunities in the last two-minutes that didn’t go in,” Edwards added. Kettle Falls shot 31 percent from the field and 10 percent from three-point range.St. George’s hit 38 percent of their field goal attempts.Kettle Falls won the rebounding battle and committed a season-low 12 turnovers.Stanard put together her best game of the season to date. In addition to her 12 points, she had three steals and four rebounds.Pounds added nine points, nine rebounds and two steals.One night earlier against another solid Colfax team, Kettle Falls was simply overmatched. Not so against Springdale back on Dec. 13.The Lady Bulldogs were able to win despite hitting only 26 percent of their field goal attempts. Springdale was worse (21 percent). KFHS was 12 of 20 at the free throw line. Springdale hit nine of 18.Kettle Falls committed 20 turnovers. Pounds had eight points and six rebounds. Guard Randi Goodnight also had eight points and six rebounds. “I am just happy that we are able to be in some competitive games,” Edwards said. “We just need to keep improving.”THIS WEEKKettle Falls was at Liberty on Tuesday.The Lady Bulldogs will be off until Tuesday, Jan. 3 when they host Curlew (5:45 p.m.).ELSEWHERETop-ranked, defending State 2B champion Reardan blasted Davenport last Tuesday, 69-30. RHS star Kelsey Moos scored all of her game-high 14 points in the first half. She grabbed 10 rebounds for the Indians, who led 52-10 at halftime.NWC blitzed Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 55-14 last Tuesday at Ritzville. The Crusaders (6-2, 4-1) forced 35 Broncos’ turnovers.Hannah Dietzen led the Crusaders with 16 points.In Bi-County League games on Friday, Lauren Schulz scored 23 points to lead Reardan to a 68-49 win over previously unbeaten NWC at Colbert.Schulz was eight of 11 from the field and scored all of her points in the first half. Hannah Dietzen led NWC with 14 points. High-scoring Reardan led 41-28 at halftime.Also on Friday, St. George’s pounded Liberty 54-20 behind Alex Wert’s 22 points and eight rebounds.St. George’s led 32-5 at halftime.Springdale got past Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 46-40 behind Taylor Smith’s 23 points. Springdale made 11 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter.Colfax used some stifling defensive pressure to get past Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 46-27 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs held the Broncos scoreless in the second quarter.NWC blasted Davenport 74-39 behind Courtney Gray’s 18 points. Davenport fell to 3-2, 2-2. Also on Saturday, Reardan (6-0, 4-0) mauled Springdale 74-39 behind Kelsey Moos (14 points and eight rebounds). The Chargers dropped to 2-4, 2-2.