Lady Outlaws take down Cottage Grove
Last updated 12/21/2021 at Noon
The Lady Outlaws basketball beat Cottage Grove on the road in a final score of 50-42, on Tuesday, December 14.
Sisters played extremely well on offense in the first half of the contest and put 26 points on the scoreboard, while the defense held the Lions to 16 points. In the second quarter, Haleigh Froelich scored six of the Outlaws’ 15 points.
The Lions came back in the second half and cut the Outlaws’ lead down to just one midway through the final quarter. Point guard Emma Lutz handled the ball under pressure down the stretch, and also stepped up to the line and made two big free throws. Ellie Mayes had a great steal in the waning seconds of the game, was fouled, and hit both of her shots at the charity stripe to secure the win.
At the end of every game, Cottage Grove has local businesses that sponsor a “Player of the Game,” and Ila Reid was recognized with that distinction. Reid had an outstanding all-around game, and finished the contest with eight points, four rebounds, three steals, and two assists. Reid also played strong defense on the Lion’s big post
Haleigh Froelich finished the night with a double-double: 11 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Shae Wyland put up eight points and pulled down six boards. Delaney McAfee had her best game so far this season. She scored five points in the game and made good decisions on the court throughout the contest. Emma Lutz had a solid game and led the Outlaws with four steals and four assists. Lutz and Ellie Mayes added four points each.
Due to injury, Sisters played without three of their top players, Josie Patton, Haley Schar, and Tatum Cramer. As usual, the Outlaws got a lot of players on the court (14) and 11 contributed in the scoring effort.
The win boosts the Outlaws’ record to 4-2. They were scheduled to play at Burns on Monday, December 20. They will take some time off and then resume play at the annual Sisters Holiday Tournament, Tuesday-Thursday, December 28-30.