Girls basketball: Huskies play 'great game' in close loss to Newport, fall to No. 5 Philomath


February 1, 2023

Benny Westcott

The Sweet Home girls basketball team was unable to find the win column in its first full week of league play, losing at home 48-42 to Newport on Jan. 24 and on the road 58-16 at Philomath on Jan. 27.

The Huskies (4-12) and the Cubs (9-7) were tied at 21 at halftime, but Newport stretched its lead to five by the end of the third quarter and held on to get the victory.

"We played a great game," said Sweet Home Head Coach Michelle Knight. "We still had too many turnovers, but over all we played four great quarters of basketball. Everybody played as a team and worked to their strengths. We had...

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