Stayton, N.M. top girls team

The Husky girls basketball team had an extra tough schedule last week as it lost at Stayton 62-27 on Tuesday and to North Marion 63-33 on Friday at home.

North Marion is ranked number two in the state. Stayton is not ranked but has been playing well recently.

“The biggest thing was both teams were just good and more athletic than we are,” Coach Jason Gorham said. “Friday’s game against North Marion, I thought our man-to-man defense was better than it has been.”

But North Marion trapped the Huskies hard forcing turnovers and easy transition buckets, Coach Gorham said. Stayton played inside a solid half-court defense and “moved the ball around on offense.”

North Marion remains undefeated in league. Stayton is 3-3 in league.

At Stayton, the Huskies trailed 16-10 after one quarter. Stayton led 32-17 at halftime and 48-25 after three quarters.

Teresa Lewis led Husky scoring with nine points. Lei Himan-Teves and Kendra Greene added five each; Rachel Gaskey, three; and Ashley Wall and Chelsea Hackworth, two each.

Kerrigan and Walker led Stayton scoring with 11 points each.

North Marion built a 19-4 lead by the end of the first quarter. North Marion led 36-17 at halftime and 50-22 at the end of the third quarter.

Himan-Teves led Husky scoring with 10 points; Hackworth, seven; Cindy Jones, six; Gaskey, four; and Greene, Lewis and Hannah Swanson, two each.

Kelsey Kahle led North Marion with 25 points.

The junior varsity lost both games.

The freshmen lost 39-29 to Stayton and defeated North Marion 50-14.