Girls win; Boys lose! Goats continue league play Friday as they host Cascade Kodiaks
The Chelan Girls Basketball team opened their Caribou Trail League play with a victory over the Quincy Jackrabbits. The final scoreline of 56-27 reflected the team performance by Chelan throughout the four quarters.
The opening quarter set the tone for the game, with Chelan taking a substantial lead of 20-3. Lydia Petersen showcased her scoring ability early on, contributing significantly to Chelan’s commanding lead.
The second quarter saw Chelan maintaining control, adding 14 points to their total while allowing Quincy to put up 9. Arabelle Finch, Jailyn Reinhart, and Brynn Hughbanks all made valuable contributions during this period.
Chelan didn’t let up in the third quarter, extending their lead with a score of 16-6.
The final quarter saw Quincy outscoring Chelan 9-6. Despite Quincy’s late surge, Chelan’s secured a comfortable victory with a final score of 56-27.
Leading the scoring charge for Chelan was Lydia Petersen, who contributed 17 points. Arabelle Finch added 9 points, Jailyn Reinhart added 8, and Brynn Hughbanks added 8 , each adding valuable points to the team’s total. The balanced scoring distribution highlighted the team’s collective effort and the ability of multiple players to step up when needed.
Chelan’s head coach expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance, “Tonight we played better basketball than we have the first couple of games. Our energy and effort was much higher over the course of the game. There is still much for us to work on but our girls are starting to connect more as a team on the court. We are moving in the right direction”
The Goats will continue league play this Friday as the Cascade Kodiaks come to Chelan, Varsity Girls are set to start at 5:45.
In the Caribou Trail League opener for both teams, Quincy defeated the visiting Chelan Goats 68-44 to improve to 1-2 overall and (1-0 CTL). Chelan dropped to 2-1 overall (0-1 CTL).
Senior Isaac Wilson led Chelan with 18 points and sophomore Luca Faletto added 14.
The first quarter went to Quincy as they packed the key with a stingy zone defense and jumped to an 11-8 first quarter lead.
Quincy built up a 34-19 lead at halftime as three Chelan starters were benched with two fouls each. Quincy took advantage of the fouling and made 8 of 12 free throws in the quarter.
Chelan outscored Quincy in the third quarter 14-13 and were paced by Isaac Wilson who scored 8 in the quarter and sank two of his four made three pointers of the game.
The fourth quarter was much like the second as Quincy lived at the free throw line and grabbed 7 offensive rebounds. The 21-11 scoring advantage for the Jackrabbits sealed the game.
Quincy’s 6-7 Aidan Bews, the returning CTL MVP scored 21 and fellow first team All CTL players Pierce Bierlink (So) added 21 and Julian Ibarra (Sr) added 13.
Coach Callero added, “They have a good team with three returning players who all averaged over 20 a game last season. They have size and experience and after dropping two games on the road to start the season, they gave great effort. Our senior leadership from captains Rainville and Wilson continues to impress. We faced a lot of adversity tonight with foul trouble, poor shooting, and had to go up against a well-coached, motivated team on the road. Despite all that, we stuck to our identity as an unselfish team that does not point fingers and does not quit.”
The Goats will continue league play this Friday as the Cascade Kodiaks come to Chelan, Varsity Boys are set to start at 7:15.