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Wins keep girls in hoops playoffs contention


February 16, 2022

Benny Westcott

Brooke Burke puts up a shot over Stayton defenders, on her way to her second consecutive 16-point game.

Two home wins last week propelled Sweet Home girls basketball to a .500 league record of 5-5, and kept the Huskies (9-12, ranked no. 17 in OSAA) in playoff contention.

Sweet Home beat Sisters (7-13, No. 24) 51-40, and then beat No. 11 Stayton (11-6) 45-26. Sweet Home had previously lost twice to Stayton this season.

Sweet Home had three double digit scorers against the Outlaws. Junior guard Brooke Burke scored 16 points on 4-for-10 shooting, going 8-for-9 from the free throw line. Senior post player Adaira Sleutel also had 16, going 5-for-8 from the field, including a 2-for-3 mark from thre...

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