Boys lose to inspired Stayton, Sisters on basketball court

Stayton 53, Sweet Home 39

Stayton defeated the Husky boys basketball team 53-39 on Feb. 7 at Stayton.

?We were doing exactly what we had planned against them,? Coach Tim Little said. ?We were getting a lot more ball pressure, full-court pressure and did a good job of handling the defensive pressure that they put on our perimeter guys.?

But it wasn?t enough, as Stayton led 9-7 after the first quarter, then built its lead to 21-17 at halftime and 34-28 after the third quarter.

?Stayton?s just a very good, disciplined team,? Little said. ?They went into their stall game with three minutes 30 seconds left.?

Stayton was up eight, and the Huskies had to start fouling to stop the clock, Little siad. That pushed Stayton?s win margin upward as the team shot 13-18 from the foul line.

Cody Shipp led scoring with 10 points. Ryan Elliott added nine; Charlie Fitzsimons, six; Brandon Weist, four; Gabe Kauffman, four; Brandon Smith, three; and Colton Emmert, three.

Tyler Fergason led Stayton with 19 points. Alex Esparza added 10.

Sisters 73, Sweet Home 49

Sisters, which nipped Sweet Home on a last-second shot on its visit here Jan. 24, got hot at home, topping the Huskies 73-49 on Friday at Sisters.

?Sisters came out up-tempo,? Little said. ?They were pressuring us and half-court trapping us, which we were handling fairly well.?

The Huskies turned the ball over only 10 times on the game.

?But we had a little trouble finishing down low,? Little said.

Sisters hit everything it put up, including nine three-pointers in the first half and five in the second, Little said, while the Huskies were only hitting half of their twos.

?They shot the ball well, and defensively, we weren?t doing the things we had prepared for,? Little said. ?Offensively, we were fine, I felt; but the stuff we had prepared for them defensively, we weren?t doing.?

Sisters jumped out to a 29-14 lead in the first quarter and a 47-20 lead by halftime. Sisters led 60-33 at the end of the third quarter.

Weist led the Huskies with 12 points. Fitzsimons and Elliott added 10 each.