Girls lose 2, coach steps down

The Husky girls basketball team lost to Molalla 58-32 at home on Dec. 4 and Pleasant Hill 40-26 on the road Thursday.

The Huskies trailed 12-4 after one quarter against Molalla. Molalla widened its lead in the second quarter, but the Huskies fought back to within three points at one point. Back to back threes from Molalla at the end of the half left Molalla ahead 26-17, and Molalla maintained a solid lead throughout the rest of the game.

Jenny Hamn led Husky scoring with nine points. Paige Niemi added eight; Alex Thompson, five; Hillary McCartin, four; Nicole Fagan, four; and Rylee Cole, two.

Amanda Luna led Molalla scoring with 15 points.

Pleasant Hill built a 21-1 lead in the first quarter, expanding it to 21-11 at halftime and 30-20 at the end of the third.

McCartin led Husky scoring with 14 points. Fagan added four; Alex Thompson, three; Ashley Danielson, three; Cole, one; and Heather Polley, one.

Braidy Bates led Pleasant Hill with 11 points.

Coach Ken Roberts resigned Monday for health reasons.

Athletic Director Dave Goetz said Roberts is taking a leave of absence until he can be cleared by his doctor to return.

In the short term, Goetz is looking for a coach to take Roberts’ place, Goetz said. In the meantime, Goetz is handling coaching duties. He hopes to have a new coach in place in a couple of weeks.

He does not have a timeline for hiring a new coach, he said, and will take the time to find the coach who is in the best interests of the program and community and most importantly in the best interests of the girls in the program.