Lady Outlaws post win over Newport
Last updated 6/1/2021 at Noon
The Lady Outlaws started their week with a 48-35 road win at Newport on Tuesday, May 25. On Wednesday they suffered a tough 25-61 loss at home to Philomath and on Friday fell 28-37 at Cascade in a non-league matchup.
On Tuesday against the Cubs, Sisters sisters, Emma and Maggie Lutz, had a great game, and combined for 19 points in the contest.
Emma (junior) got the Outlaws rolling in the first half, with eight of her 10 points in the first half, including two big shots from behind the arc. Maggie (freshman) pulled the trigger and hit three consecutive triples during a stretch in the second half that extended a seven-point lead to double digits and buried the Cub’s chances.
Coach Carl Click said, “Maggie’s shots were these high-arcing rainbows that you thought would never come down, but when they did there was no rim — perfect swish all three times. Her teammates on the bench went crazy, which was fun, because we were all alone four hours from home.”
Josie Patton led the team with 10 points. Payden Petterson scored eight points, and her rebounds from the guard position were crucial in securing a comfortable lead for the Lady Outlaws in the final period. Haleigh Froelich tallied six points and Ila Reid and Hadley Schar each added two.
Click said, “We committed way too many turnovers with bad passes in the first half that kept the game closer than it could have been. We talked about it at halftime and made some improvement in the second half. Not as much as I would have liked, but we’ll work on it.”
At home a day later, the Outlaws were taken down by the Philomath Warriors in a final score of 61-25.
Sisters kept the game close in the first quarter and only trailed by three at 8-11 at the close of the period. The Warriors stormed ahead in the second quarter and outscored the Outlaws 22-4 to take a 33-12 advantage as teams headed into the half. Philomath continued their offensive onslaught and easily recorded the win.
Petterson led the Outlaws with 15 points, and Froehlich added six.
“Philomath is a really strong team, beating all their opponents by 20-plus points,” said Click. “Our kids played a strong first quarter and stayed with a very athletic and skilled team, but eventually the difference in experience and skill showed.”
On Friday against the Cougars, the Outlaws played a great first two quarters and entered the half knotted up 18-18. Sisters got to the line in the first half, and converted on 10 of their 17 free-throw attempts.
The Outlaws had a rough third quarter and only put two points on the scoreboard. They had some open looks inside, but just weren’t able to convert, and then a string of three turnovers led to points on the other end for Cascade. Sisters played a close fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Cougars.
Click told The Nugget the Outlaws shot well from the outside, and made more three pointers than two-point
Petterson scored seven points, Reid had five, and Patton and Mayes both tallied four. The Lutz sisters added three points each.
Sisters was to play at Woodburn on Tuesday, June 1. They will play at Stayton on Saturday, June 5.