We Say Thanks To Our DISTRICT PLAYOFF SPORTS SPONSORS
All Seasons Rental
Cashmere Valley Bank
Chelan Red Apple
Miller Family Enterprises
Lake Chelan Properties
Lake Chelan Bldg Supply
Lake Chelan Chamber
Company Creek Pizza
Shirt Shop Plus
Windermere Lake Chelan
Local Myth Pizza
Cashmere Valley Bank
Joe Harris was 11 for 19 from the field against Chewelah and led the Goats with 28 points.
Goats rebound with a win over
Chewelah in Regional play
By Richard Uhlhorn
A new basketball season began on Tuesday night, February 19, and the Chelan Goats took advantage of a home court advantage by defeating their first Regional opponent, Chewelah, 62-49.
The victory puts the Chelan Goats (19-4) up against Lakeside (13-10) at Friday evening in Spokane at WestValleyHigh School. If the Goats prevail Friday evening, they will have earned a berth at the Sun Dome for the WIAA 1A State Basketball Championships. If they don’t win, they will have to come through the backdoor to earn the right to play in Yakima.
On Tuesday, Chelan’s offense took control and scored five quick points to surprise Chewelah and with less than a minute played, the Chewelah coach called a time out to adjust. Chelan continued to be effective from the field and increased its lead to 9-2 when Coach Harris called a timeout with remaining in the first quarter.
By the end of the first quarter, Chelan owned the scoreboard 21-9, with the advantage of some very good three point shots out of Cam Reister who had 14 points by the end of the game.
Chewelah finally got into their stride in the second quarter and began getting the ball inside for some scoring of their own, outscoring Chelan in the second quarter of play 19-13. They ended the second quarter only six points down, 34-28.
After the break Chewelah went on a run, tied the game at 34-all and then went ahead 36-34, but Chelan answered the challenge and picked up on the defensive end with rebounding and by the end of the third quarter were back in command 49-44.
In the fourth quarter, Chelan continued to control the boards defensively and offensively while outscoring Chewelah 13-5 to capture the victory 62-49.
“We played a complete game from the tip off to the buzzer ,” said Coach Joe Harris after the game.