Boys and Girls Basketball both emerge victorious

information released by Chelan Athletics

Girls Basketball:

Chelan High School girls’ basketball team hit the road to face off against the Omak Pioneers, and they didn’t disappoint. When the final buzzer sounded, it was Chelan who emerged victorious with a final score of 43 to 31.

The first quarter set the tone for the game, with Chelan taking an early lead at 15 points to Omak’s 11. The battle continued in the second quarter, where both teams fought hard, but Chelan managed to extend their lead with a score of 25 to Omak’s 18.

As the game progressed into the third quarter, Chelan maintained their momentum, adding another 10 points while limiting Omak to just 5. The pressure was on for both teams in the final quarter, and the scoring was evenly matched, with Chelan putting up 8 points and Omak responding with 8 making the final score 43-31 in favor of the Goats.

Chelan’s victory was a result of a collective team effort, but special recognition goes to the scoring leaders who played a pivotal role in securing the win. Brynn Hughbanks led the charge with an impressive 19 points, Lydia Petersen and Marley Williams contributed 6 points each, adding crucial support to Chelan’s offensive arsenal.

“Our girls played a great second half. We challenged them at the end of the first quarter to not allow Omak another double digit quarter after scoring 11 in the 1st. Defensively they responded well. As a team we are working through how and why we have quarters where we play flat and hesitant. The girls came out of the locker room at halftime with more of a chip on their shoulder. We just need to play like that all the time and take no team for granted.” Coach Nick Longmire

As the Chelan girls celebrate their well-deserved victory, the team and their supporters eagerly anticipate their next matchup with the Cashmere Bulldogs who are also undefeated in league play.

The Goats travel to Cashmere on Tuesday with the Varsity Girls tipping off at 5:45pm!

Boys Basketball:

On Friday December 15, 2023 the Chelan Goats defeated the Omak Pioneers 59-56 in a Caribou Trail League boys basketball game.

In a game filled with lead changes and a margin of lead that never got beyond seven, it was Chelan that made the clutch plays down the stretch to secure the win.

The Goats once again had a balanced scoring attack. Ryan Rainville- 13 points, Luca Faletto- 11 points, and Isaac Wilson- 9 points, led the way.

 Omak got 18 points from smooth shooting 6-3 lefty Taegen Mulin and 19 points from the sharpshooting Saige Boyd who connected on three, deep, three-point-shots.

At halftime the Goats trailed 28-30 despite having seven different players contribute to the scoring total. Chelan then had a 16-12 third quarter scoring advantage and looked like they might pull away as they entered the final quarter up 44-42.

The fourth quarter began with a 12-4 Omak scoring run and the Goats found themselves  trailing 54-48 with just three minutes to play.

But it would be Chelan that would make the clutch plays down the stretch.

Sparked by a Luca Faletto jump shot, an Isaac Wilson lay-in and a Jacob Allen three pointer to take the lead for good, the Goats would end the game with their own 11-2 run to secure the win.

Coach Callero was proud of the leadership and composure the team showed.

“We talk all the time about how player-lead teams are much better than coach-lead teams. We reminded them of that during a fourth quarter time-out and it was great to see them pull together and come up with the big stops over and over again in those final few possessions.”

For Chelan, the win improves their record to 2-1 in the CTL and 6-1 overall. The loss for Omak was their first of the season and they drop to 2-1 in the CTL and 5-1 overall

The Goats will next play CTL foe Cashmere on the road on Tuesday, December 20.