Girls lose; boys win in Tuesday’s CTL matchup

information released by Chelan Athletics

GIRLS BASKETBALL: The Goats travelled to Okanogan for a non-league match up on Tuesday.

The game began with Okanogan setting the tone early in the 1st quarter, outscoring Chelan with a lead of 17-6. The Bulldogs continued to build on their momentum in the 2nd quarter, extending their advantage to 39-12 by halftime. Chelan faced an uphill battle, trying to narrow the gap, but Okanogan’s relentless defense thwarted their efforts.

The 3rd quarter saw Okanogan maintaining their grip on the game, outscoring Chelan 18-2 in the quarter.  As the final quarter unfolded, Okanogan sealed their victory with a 20-0 run, leaving no room for Chelan to stage a late-game rally.

The scoring leaders for the game included Brynn Hughbanks led the charge with 10 points, Arabelle Finch, and Jayci Simmons also contributed to the scoreline with 2 points each.

Coach Longmire added “We came to Okanogan tonight not ready to play. The Bulldogs are a very good team but you always want to play your best basketball against teams like that and we didn’t. Okanogan is a demonstration of what a playoff team looks like. We will get back on the horse and continue to prepare for our next league match.”

The Goats travel to Omak on Friday to continue Caribou Trail League play.


  • 1st Qtr: Chelan – 0 / Okanogan – 18
  • 2nd Qtr: Chelan – 4 / Okanogan – 11
  • 3rd Qtr: Chelan – 0 / Okanogan – 11
  • 4th Qtr: Chelan -0 / Okanogan – 14
Scoring Leaders:
Finley Brandt – 2
Peyton Bodle – 2
“The girls are growing together as a team. We have now played three contests and they are learning more and more about the aspects of the game.” Said Coach Lewellen

BOYS BASKETBALL: The Chelan boys basketball team defeated the Okanogan Bulldogs 60-29 on Tuesday, December 12 in Okanogan.

Chelan started strong and raced to a 16-8 lead in part due to forcing six turnovers. Chelan  kept up the defensive pressure and forced another 8 turnovers in the second quarter and built a 30-20 halftime edge.In the second half the Okanogan Bulldogs failed to make a field goal the entire third quarter and Chelan built a comfortable 41-25 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

When Chelan’s reserves entered the game, the defensive pressure did not stop. The younger and smaller Goat line up limited Okanogan to just four fourth quarter points.

The Goats were led by Jacob Allen who scored 14 points including two three pointers.  Ryan Rainville added 13 and  Isaac Wilson 10.

Coach Callero was impressed with the players’ maturity and said, “It was great to see our team stay composed and display such solid sportsmanship during such a physical game. Our kids took 20 hard fouls and never backed down and never let it bother them.”

Callero also added, “Jacob Allen played a great game! He was on every loose ball, went after every rebound and was always in the right spots at the right time offensively. He made six shots tonight and maybe only had one miss.”

The non-league win for the Goats improves their record to 5-1 overall and they remain 1-1 in Caribou Trail League play.

Chelan will be on the road again on Friday when they travel to Omak to take on a CTL foe. Omak. The Pioneers promise to provide great competition for the Goats.

Omak is currently undefeated at 5-0 (2-0 CTL) and ranked #10 in the 1A state basketball rankings.