During the past week, the Lakeview High School girls basketball team were tested in two games. Though they only won one, Head Coach Brandi Harris could find many positive things to say about the games and how they rest of the league looked moving forward. She said that while losing against Cascade Christian in their second game during the weekend definitely made the rest of the league more of a challenge, “these girls step up to challenges.”
Their first game in the week, when they faced off against Lost River at home on Tuesday, Jan. 15, was a real highlight to Harris.
“I really feel like it was one of our most solid games all around,” she said.
Previously, they had lost to the Raiders in a tournament at the beginning of the season, and it was vindicating for her to come back and beat them 60-51.
With the return of starting point guard Darci Frederick, who had been out due to a sprained ankle, the game felt like the Lady Honkers and their defensive energy controlled it.
“Our big girls are coming around,” Harris said. “Ashley Reese got ten boards against Lost River.”
The Cascade Christian game, played in Medford on Saturday, Jan. 19 proved to test their limits as the Crusaders beat the Lady Honkers 53-41.
“We knew it was going to be a tough game and it was,” Harris said. “We weren’t finishing underneath or making our shots.”
She praised their defense as their main focus through the game.