Nearing the end of their series of pre-season games, the North Lake Cowgirls played in a Bend tournament this past weekend over the holidays.
The tournament, titled the Holiday Hoops Classic, took place on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28.
North Lake’s girl’s basketball team played against freshman girls from Mountain View in their first game on Friday evening, winning 37 to 17.
They were not quite as successful in their second game of the tournament, however, scoring 31-36 in a close match against girls from Summit.
According to the North Lake girl’s basketball head coach, Tracey Fivecoat, the first game was especially good because everyone on the team got playing time.
“It was a good game to come back to,” she said, referring to the fact that the girls had been off practice for a few days during their winter break.
It was obvious to Fivecoat that the girls were tired from returning after their break during Saturday’s game.
The team also had problems with player injuries preventing them from performing at their best.
“Kelli Brown went down with a knee injury,” said Fivecoat, “and Karrah Davidson sprained her ankle.”
Kendra Murphy, however, had a monster game on Saturday according to the coach, making 100 percent of her free throws, scoring 18 points and making 22 rebounds as well as blocking three shots from the opposing team.
Their next game will take place away against Central Christian at home on Friday Jan. 3, while the North Lake girl’s first league game is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 4 against Paisley’s team.