News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Girls basketball continues to battle

The Lady Outlaws lost both their match-ups this past week, but continue to work hard and are improving with each game. Sisters fell 38-62 on the road at Newport on Tuesday, February 4, and three days later lost 33-61 at home against Cascade.

In Tuesday’s action, Sisters had a good first half against Newport. In the fourth quarter, the Outlaws really worked hard to cut down the lead. They played competitively and knocked down key shots that kept them within striking distance. In the final quarter, Sisters had several turnovers, and the Cubs scored and created a big gap in the score.

Ellie Rush led the Outlaws with 12 points, Payden Petterson scored seven, Josie Patton tallied six, Hallie Schwartz contributed five, and RyleeReese Morgan added four.

“I was very proud of the girls for sticking together as a team with the road game, and they continued to battle and gave themselves a chance to be in the game,” said Coach Brittaney Brown.

At home on Friday against Cascade, the team hosted the Future Lady Outlaws, and Brown told The Nugget it was fun to have the youth players involved in such a high-energy game. Sisters kept the game fairly close in the first quarter, but only put three points on the scoreboard in the second. At the half, they trailed 9-36. They executed much better in the second half, but couldn’t close the huge deficit from the first half.

Petterson led the team with 11 points, Schwartz scored nine, and Rush and Morgan added six points each.

“We fought hard every minute, and the girls played with high energy and effort,” said Brown. “We really ramped up the energy in the second half on the boards, and again I was really proud of our girls for competing the entire game.”

Sisters was scheduled to play at Woodburn on Tuesday, February 11. The Outlaws will face Philomath at home on Friday.


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