Lady Broncos overpowered by Hosanna Christian, 63-31
Paisley’s Lady Broncos fell prey to the powerhouse Hosanna Christian squad by more than a two-to-one scoring margin on Saturday, Jan. 19.
The Hosanna Christian Lions defeated the visiting Paisley team 63-31 in the Mountain Valley 1A league conference game.
The contest started with a narrow lead by the hosting Hosanna team, with a 15-13 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period, the Lions scored 13 points to the Lady Broncos? seven, and exploded in the third period by outscoring Paisley 35 points to Paisley’s struggling 11-point effort.
Neither team scored in the fourth period of the game.
Scoring for Paisley was led by Tess O’Leary with 12 points and Mattee Vickerman, who had 10 points.
Other highlights included 27 rebounds total for the Lady Broncos, with Jessica Arrington landing nine and O’Leary eight. O’Leary also had six assists.
Cowboys gain win against Trinity, fall to Prospect
In a tight 1-1 weekend, the North Lake School boys basketball team ran a continually improving game as the league continues to unfold.
Traveling to Trinity Lutheran High School on Friday, Jan. 18, the Cowboys were able to rustle them down into a 52-22 win. Deftly defeating their opponents, Head Coach Brian Baker praised the boys and was thankful for the win.
“It was a good win for us,” he said. The ability to beat the Saints by 30 points was a definite morale booster for a team that has had a rocky road to travel on for much of the season.
“The boys played well,” Baker said. “We really needed a win.”
The Cowboys earned the victory even without the aid of senior Vandal Pline due to illness. Tallest on the team at 6’2’’ and a regular starter, his absence at the post was notable.
“It didn’t hurt us that much against Trinity,” Baker said. “There were a pretty new group of kids and we started attacking more.”
Unfortunately, without Pline they did have trouble against Prospect as they welcomed them into North Lake School on Saturday, Jan. 19. Playing against the Cougars, they fell with a score of 72-49.
“We were tired on Saturday and we weren’t shooting well,” Baker said. “We played pretty well the first half, but then gave up a lot of easy points.”
LHS boys struggle through 1-1 week
As the season moves well past its midway point, the Honkers continue to push through to a relevant spot in the local league.
Facing off against Lost River on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in a home game, the Lakeview High School boys handled the Raiders with confidence, beating them 69-52. Head Coach Cody Blair spoke positively of his team.
“We played a good game,” he said. “We are starting to put a whole game together.”
The team looked strong and capable against Lost River as they took time to set plays in motion and reacted patiently to see them through.
Moving against Cascade Christian Academy on Saturday, Jan. 19 in Klamath Falls, Blair knew it would be a tough game. Thought to be one of the highest ranked in the league, the Crusaders have a large number at their school to draw a more capable team. Though the Honkers gave all that they could, they were deftly defeated, 64-35.
“They were a pretty good team,” Blair said. “And it was actually a pretty close game for most of it, until the fourth quarter.”
He explained that then, Cascade Christian snuck away with a run, pushing the Honkers further and further behind.
When asked for a difference between the teams, Blair said, “They could go inside pretty easily. We also struggled with scoring.”
Hosanna Christian rolls over Paisley, 66-31
Paisley’s varsity boys found themselves overwrought by the Hosanna Christian Lions by more than a two-to-one scoring margin on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Paisley lost to their hosts 66-31.
The Lions dominated scoring in the first two periods, scoring 20 points to the Broncos’ six points in the first period and 21 points to Paisley’s six points in period two.
The Broncos improved its scoring effort in the third period, scoring 12 points to Hosanna’s 16 points, and the margin was again close in the last period with Paisley landing seven points to Hosanna’s nine points.
Cowgirls add two more to losing streak
After starting out the season on a decent footing, the Cowgirls of North Lake basketball continue to have a difficult time getting out from under the shadow of defeat. Playing two games in the past weekend, they lost both, though not under unmanageable scores.
Meeting Trinity Lutheran on their home turf on Friday, Jan. 18, the girls ended up behind and losing 46-30. Luckily it was not a league game and so did not count against their official standings.
Unfortunately, the Saturday, Jan. 19 home game against Prospect was a league game. The North Lake team was beaten 44-25.
With these two losses, it leaves them at 3-8 for the season and 1-7 for the league. The season is currently well past its halfway point, leaving the girls with only four league games left to improve their overall outlook for the year.