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Kim Harter worked hard under the basket against Lakeside on Tuesday evening to become Chelan’s top point producer in a disappointing loss to the Lakeside Eagles.
Lady Goats drop first Regional contest to Lakeside
By Richard Uhlhorn
The Chelan girls ended up losing an extremely close and important Regional basketball game, 36-34 against the Lakeside Eagles on Tuesday night on the home court. It was a low scoring affair with plenty of turnovers, poor passing and poor shooting.
Lakeside came out in the first quarter of play and turned up the heat against Chelan, outscoring them 11-4, but by the end of the first half, the Goats had closed that gap to only three points, 13-16.
In the third quarter, Alisha Love tied the game at 18-all and then Chelan went on a short scoring run towards the end of the third quarter to hold a small four point lead 29-25.
In the fourth quarter, both teams battled hard for the lead, but Chelan held on to a two point lead throughout the quarter until a Lakeside’s Kendra Lahue hit a three pointer to put Lakeside on top 35-34 with only 35 seconds remaining to play.
Lakeside was able to score one more point with only 10.8 seconds remaining to take the lead 36-34, but on the takeout, Alisha was fouled and missed the chance to tie the game with only 5.6 seconds remaining. Kim Harter, who had played passionately all game had one last chance to score but it missed the mark and the buzzer ended a disappointing game for Chelan and its fans.
“After the game, I told the girls that they may have lost a game, but the were handed a gift,” said assistant coach Tracy Williams. Chelan now faces Okanogan at on Friday night at WestValleyHigh School in Spokane.
If they beat Okanogan they would face the winner of the Freeman (22-2) and LakeRoosevelt (14-11). “We’ve beat Okanogan and LakeRoosevelt five times during league play. We should be able to beat them again,” said Williams. “Especially since Okanogan is coming off an embarrassing 72-18 loss to Colfax.”
According to Williams, the most important thing the Lady Goats need to do is put a smile on their face and believe in themselves. “They just need to go out and play.”
If they lose against Okanogan, the girls will come home. If they win, they will have another go at making it to the State Tournament.