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SH girls lose close one to Woodburn


January 9, 2019

The Huskies played a close game at Woodburn Friday, Jan. 4. before losing 47-42 in girls basketball.

Sweet Home took an 8-7 lead by the end of the first quarter before falling behind 22-19 at halftime. Woodburn stretched its lead to 32-27 in the third quarter.

“Woodburn’s in the same exact boat we are,” said Coach Michelle Knight. “They’re rebuilding. They have a new coach. It was a great game. (Sweet Home) played good defense.

“Our goal is to put up 20 shots every quarter,” Knight said. Sometimes they fall short of that goal, but “they’re shooting more. They’re putting up really good shots. They’re going to start to fall. They played hard the entire game.”

It was the first game this year that the Huskies have played four consistent quarters, she said. “When our shooting percentage goes up, then the score’s going to start looking better. I’m excited for that day. I’m excited they’re trying. It’s going to be even better when it starts paying off.”

She noted that the team lost another close game a week earlier to Regis, 39-31, at a tournament held at Regis.

Rebecca Belcher led scoring for the Huskies with 12 points. Adaira Burger added 10; Natalie Rodgers, nine; Kennedi Waldrop, four; Shahalie Erickson, two; Kassidy Vandehei, two; Kate Hawken, one. Emily Pace and Rimi Kanaya played but did not score.

Aria Kent led Woodburn with 22 points.


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