Statesman Examiner

Colville Basketball Has Strong Week

- Chris Rader

Both the Colville Crimson Hawks boys’ and girls’ basketball programs had productive weeks. The girls won both their games beating Medical Lake 36- 35 and Lakeside 45- 42, while the boys’ beat Medical Lake 62- 35 they lost to Lakeside 71- 55. The girls are 11- 6 on the season and 6- 4 in NEA league play, and the boys; are 5- 12 overall this season and 5- 5 in NEA league play.

On Tuesday Colville traveled to Medical Lake and in the early game the Crimson Hawks girls; tipped off against the Cardinals ( 711, 3- 3) and this game was tight from beginning to end. The game was tied at 18 at halftime, but the Cardinals opened up a small four point lead in the third quarter, 2824, but the Crimson Hawks closed the fourth quarter on a 12- 7 run to earn the one point victory 36- 35. Jordyn True scored 12 points for Colville, while Delaney Gunther had a game high 14 points for Medical Lake.

In the late game the Colville boys’ tipped off against Medical Lake ( 115, 1- 8) and controlled the game from the start, jumping to a 28- 18 halftime lead. The Crimson Hawks closed strong, outscoring the Cardinals 34- 17 in the second half on their way to a 62- 35 victory.

On Friday Colville hosted Lakeside and in the early game the Colville girls’ played a strong game against the Eagles ( 12- 7, 5- 5). The

Crimson Hawks held a slim 24- 19 lead at halftime and made it stand up in the second half, matching Lakeside basket for basket and taking the 45- 42 win. Jordyn True scored 13 points to lead Colville, while Avery Haff had 13 points for Lakeside.

The boys’ game was not as successful for the Crimson Hawks, as the Eagles ( 10- 9, 8- 3) came away with a 71- 55 victory.

This upcoming week is the final week of the regular season in the NEA, on Tuesday Colville travels to Newport before closing out the season at home against Deer Park, girls tip off at 5: 45 p. m., boys at 7: 30 p. m.

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