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Lady Outlaws wrap up week with big win

The Lady Outlaws hoopsters fell 36-29 at Elmira on Tuesday, January 3, in their first game of league play, but at home three days later they crushed Siuslaw 41-9.

In Tuesday’s road match-up against the Falcons, the Outlaws only scored four points in the first half; a single free-throw from Ashlynn Moffat in the first quarter and a long ball from Ellie Mayes in the second period. The Falcons played a 2-3 zone and Sisters struggled to find open shots. At the half the Outlaws trailed 4-19.

Coach Paul Patton said, “Our ball movement and player movement was just out of sync, and that resulted in some turnovers.”

Sisters made some adjustments in the second half and started to score. In the final quarter, the Outlaws’ defense clamped down and forced some turnovers, which resulted in Shae Wyland making three breakaway lay-ins.

The Outlaws closed the gap to five, 27-32, with two minutes left on the clock, but the Falcons hit a three and scored two points from the charity stripe to secure the win.

Moffat led the team with nine points, followed by Mayes and Wyland, who both put up seven on the scoreboard.

Patton said, “This was a tough loss because we see Elmira as a team we’re competing with for one of the four league playoff spots. So we’re going to have to keep improving in order to get a win when they come to Sisters later in the season.”

On Friday, the Outlaws had a balanced performance with nine points in the first and second quarters, 14 in the third, and nine points in the fourth. Siuslaw is a very young and inexperienced team, and they had trouble the entire night putting points up on the scoreboard.

The Outlaws built a wide lead the first three quarters, and as teams entered the final period Sisters held a 32-3 lead. Coach Patton was able to give several girls who usually don’t get big minutes on the floor playing time in the fourth quarter. One of the girls in particular, Norah Thorsett, played very well. Sophomore Holly Madron also scored her first varsity bucket of the year.

Sisters played solid defense and prevented Siuslaw from running their plays, which was a big factor in keeping them from scoring.

The Outlaws did a much better job of taking care of the ball compared to previous games, and only had four turnovers the entire contest.

Mayes led the team with 12 points, including two three-pointers. Wyland played particularly well for the Outlaws across the board, and finished the game with three points, five rebounds, six steals, and three assists. Haleigh Froehlich scored six points, and Josie Patton put up six points and also tallied five steals and two assists. Moffat recorded four points and four rebounds and Thorsett contributed four points. Madron, Sage Wyland, and Hadley Schar pitched in with two points each.

The Outlaws will play at Harrisburg on Friday, January 13.


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