Statesman Examiner

Kettle Falls Suffers Rough Week

- Chris Rader

The Kettle Falls boys’ and girls’ teams played a busy schedule last week, but wins were hard to come by for the Bulldogs. The girls’ beat Chewelah 50- 37, but fell 46- 33 to Reardan, and lost 48- 31 to Davenport to close out their week. The boys’ went winless last week, falling 57- 53 to Chewelah, losing 66- 57 to Reardan, and dropping to Davenport 4831. The Bulldogs girls are 4- 15 overall this season and 2- 12 in NE- 2B play, while the boys are 5- 14 overall and 2- 12 in NE- 2B league play.

On Tuesday the Kettle Falls girls hosted the early game against Chewelah ( 514, 2- 13) and they made a big first quarter stand up for the 50- 37 victory. Kettle Falls went ahead 22- 6 after the first quarter, and led 4525 after three on their way to the 13 point victory. Ella Johnson had 24 points with seven 3 pointers to lead the Bulldogs, while Zoe Baldwin had 12 points for Chewelah.

In the late game a big third quarter tilted a close game for the Chewelah boys ( 118, 1- 13). Kettle Falls led 29- 21 at halftime, but a 2110 run in the third quarter put the Cougars in position to take home a 57- 53 victory. Zane Edwards scored 27 points to lead Kettle Falls, while Codey Gilroy had 15 points to lead Chewelah.

On Friday Kettle Falls hosted Reardan, in the early game the Bulldogs were shut out by the Screaming Eagles ( 4- 15, 2- 12) 19- 0 in the first quarter as they handed Kettle Falls a 46- 33 loss. LaVay Shurrum had 18 points to lead the Bulldogs, while Tenice Waters had 16 points for Reardan.

In the boys’ game Reardan ( 7- 12, 5- 9) jumped out to a 21- 10 first quarter lead and the Screaming Eagles made it stand up in a 66- 57 win over the Bulldogs. Zane Edwards had 26 points to lead Kettle Falls, while Jakari Singleton had 20 points for Reardan.

In Saturday’s early game the Davenport girls’ ( 137, 10- 4) took an early 15- 5 lead and stretched it to a 48- 31 victory over Kettle Falls. Ryenna Pfeffer scored 10 points for the Bulldogs, while Emalie Jacoby scored 15 points for the Gorillas.

In the boys’ nightcap Tennessee Rainwater had 25 points for the Gorillas ( 18- 2, 14- 1) in a 77- 25 victory. Zane Edwards had 15 points for Kettle Falls.

This is the final week of league play in the NE- 2B and Kettle Falls will travel to Northwest Christian on Tuesday, girls tip off at 6 p. m., boys at 7: 30 p. m.

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