Girls drop games to Sisters, Cascade

Sisters 55, Sweet Home 33

The Husky girls basketball team lost 55-33 to Sisters at home on Jan. 24.

“Defense was our biggest problem,” Coach Jason Gorham said. Early in the game, Sisters got the shots it wanted, and the Husky defense couldn’t slow it down.

Sisters is a talented, athletic group of girls, Gorham said.

Sisters led the Huskies 19-8 after the first quarter and 37-14 at halftime. The Huskies were able to slow the Outlaws’ attack down in the second half, trailing 46-22 after the third and outscoring Sisters 11-9 in the fourth quarter.

Hannah Swanson led the Huskies with 12 points. Nicki Aerni added 10; Tabby Trahan, six; Sara Brocard, two; Michelle Aerni, two; and Breanne Messmer, one.

Katie Hughes led Sisters scoring with 26 points. Jenny Boswell added 12; Clasen added seven.

Cascade 51, Sweet Home 37

Cascade defeated the Huskies 51-37 on Jan. 27 at Cascade.

The Huskies trailed 12-9 after the first quarter and just 22-20 at halftime.

With about three and a half minutes left in the third quarter, the game was tied at 26, and then Cascade hit three threes to go up by about eight.

Cascade led 40-30 at the end of the third quarter and maintained that lead till the end of the game when it added another four to win margin.

“We played one of our best games all year, especially the first three quarters,” Gorham said. “We went out with a lot of intensity. Our defense was good,” but Cascade had size and it paid off for the home team as it outperformed the Huskies on the boards.

Messmer and Brocard both got into foul trouble at the post, and that hampered the Husky defense down the stretch, Gorham said.

“Those two played a really good defensive game for us,” Gorham said. “Our wings pressured the ball better than we were doing.”

Brocard also played well on the other side of the ball, Gorham said. She scored 10 points to lead the Husky attack.

Trahan and Messmer added six each; N. Aerni, five; Swanson, four; Erika Snow, two; Olivia Lake, two; Makenzie Marchbanks, two.

Dana Northrup led Cascade with 18 points. Pearson added nine, and Rouse added seven.