Girls basketball: Sweet Home falls to Newport, Philomath


February 15, 2023

Kristin Banker

The Sweet Home girls basketball team is still searching for its first Class 4A Oregon West Conference win after a 57-26 loss at Newport on Feb. 9.

The Cubs (11-10) were up 32-14 at halftime on the way to the victory.

"We came in with the goal of shutting down their No. 10 (forward Sheala Simmons), which we did," Sweet Home Head Coach Michelle Knight said. "We held her to seven points, but they had some other girls that could shoot outside shots that we didn't account for.

"Our first quarter was really rough. There were lots of turnovers, and we just never really could get back from that."...

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