Darby Jenkins had a great game against Cashmere, pumping in 11 points to help the Lady Goats win over the Bulldogs 68-33.
Lady Goats prevail over Cashmere Bulldogs
By Richard Uhlhorn
Coach Dane Lewman didn’t expect the blowout over the Cashmere Lady Bulldogs that his team gave him. “We finally put a complete game together,” Lewman said after the game. The 68-33 win came from a team that was missing Kelli Bowers (ankle injury), Jamie Brunner (sick) and AnnAlise Nelson (sick).
“I was pleased. They played as a team. They were not selfish,” said Lewman. “It was a lot of fun to coach this team tonight.”
Chelan once again came out in the first few minutes and made a run on the opposing team. In Thursday night’s battle against Cashmere, Chelan jumped out to an immediate eight point lead with Kristen Milliette shooting four of those points. Chelan’s passing seemed more crisp than it had been in previous outings. By the end of the first quarter, Chelan was solidly in the lead 17-4. By the end of the half Chelan was up 33-14.
It didn’t get any better for Cashmere in the third and fourth quarters either with Chelan outscoring them 24-11 and 11-8 respectively.
Coach Lewman pulled most of his starting five in the third and put the bench in to give them some floor experience. Katelyn Peer, Taylor McClellan and Darby Jenkins had long periods of time on the floor. This will serve Chelan well when Districts begin.
Three Chelan players were in double figures with Alisha Love shooting 18 points to lead the Goats to the win. Izzy Barth had 14 points, six rebounds and three steals. While her ankle is still a problem, she is getting stronger and more confident on it as each week passes. Darby Jenkins pumped in 11 points and Sidney Austin had eight points, six assists and seven steals to go along with her six turnovers. “Ever since she began to play ball she has turned the ball over,” said Tracy Williams. “But she always balances those out with points, assists and steals.”
Cashmere out-rebounded Chelan 27 to 22, but Chelan had 17 steals and shot 13-28 in the first half and 16-28 in the second half to romp to this victory.
Friday, January 25, Chelan will move back into the high school gymnasium and host the Omak Pioneers for their second to last home game of the season. Girls begin play at
The win give Chelan an 8-1 league record to go along with Brewster’s 8-1 league record.