Girls basketball: Shooting woes hinder Sweet Home against Billies

Sweet Home girls basketball lost a home game on Friday to a Pleasant Hill team ranked No. 8 in 3A.

The Billies beat the Huskies 48-18, moving to 10-1 on the season, while Sweet Home fell to 4-7.

Sweet Home was down 21-10 at halftime before the Billies pulled away even more in the second half.

“I feel like we missed some really good looks early in the game that led to a pretty big deficit and we couldn’t ever get out of that,” Head Coach Michelle Knight said.

“We had trouble hitting our shots.”

The Billies outshot the Huskies 40.4% to 21.2%. Sweet Home struggled from deep, shooting 0-8 from three-point territory, and turned the ball over 32 times.

Sophomore Kaylynn Mamac led the Huskies in scoring with 11 points on 4-7 shooting. Senior Brooke Burke scored seven points on 3-10 shooting.

On the other side of the ball, Knight said “Kaylynn Mamac did an outstanding job defensively against a much taller opponent, and Addy Vannice (a freshman) played some great defense as well.”

This week the Huskies have two road games, taking on No. 13 Madras (6-5) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 and Crook County (5-5, No. 15) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. Their league season begins at Cascade Friday, Jan. 20.

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