Girls lose 61-41 to Stayton

Stayton 61

Sweet Home 41

Wearing the Husky girls basketball team down at home, Stayton climbed to a 61-41 win Friday night.

“They’re a good defensive team,” Coach Jason Gorham said. “We got a little worn down from their pressure. They pulled away in the late third quarter, early fourth quarter.”

Stayton held a narrow lead after one quarter, 12-10. By halftime, Stayton had expanded its lead to 31-24.

“The first half, we came out and played with a lot of intensity,” Coach Gorham said. “We were moving the ball well on offense, (which) allowed us to keep the game close throughout the first half.”

By the third quarter, Cindy Jones was out of the game nursing a hurt ankle, and Chelsea Hackworth was injured. The team was tired.

Stayton hit three three-pointers close together to stretch the lead from 10 to 17 and 18 points. Stayton led 44-31 at the end of the third.

Teresa Lewis and Kendra Greene led Husky scoring with 14 points each. Rachel Gaskey added four points; Ashley Wall, three; and Lei Himan-Teves, Jones and Marlee Burns, two each. Jhamilla Dumas led Stayton scoring with 23 points.

The Huskies lost at Cascade 58-28 on Tuesday last week. Cascade led 18-0 after the first quarter, 39-7 at halftime and 49-16 after three.

Greene led Husky scoring with 10 points. Lewis added nine; Himan-Teves, seven; and Hackworth, two.

E. Kindle led Cascade scoring with 16 points.

The Huskies are 1-8. Depending on how Tuesday’s game turned out, the Huskies may play a tiebreaker against Sisters, 1-8, on Thursday.

If both the Huskies and Sisters lost or won their games (information was unavailable at press time), then they will play a tiebreaker Thursday night for the fifth-place playoff spot on Saturday. If one won and the other lost, the winning team will be fifth-place in league and start up the conference playoff ladder.