Republic, vastly improved Deer Park up next for CHS

Staff Writer

Indians finish
first week 1-1

It was the best of times and the worst of times last weekend for John Foulkes’ inexperienced Colville High girl’s basketball team (1-1).
The Indians took advantage of a 24-6 third quarter run in a 53-43 come-from-behind win at Lakeland (Rathdrum, Idaho) on Friday night to get the season underway.
Hayden Hartman led Colville with 13 points in the foul-fest.
“That was a good win,” Foulkes said of the road trip to Rathdrum. “It’s never easy there. It was good to get a win at a place where that doesn’t happen a lot. We learned a lot from that game. For one, we have to do a better job with our hands and feet on defense.”

Colville will travel to Deer Park (0-2) on Friday to get the Northeast A League season started against the Stags. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Deer Park opened the season on Nov. 29 with a 60-43 loss to Class 2A Cheney. Priest River edged the Stags 39-36 last Thursday night.
Despite the losses, these aren’t your mother’s Stags. DP is vastly improved from an old product that used to be everybody’s favorite opponent.
“Deer Park is much better than they have been,” Foulkes assured. “They are an up and coming team with a lot of freshmen and sophomores.”