Kelli Bowers and Cam Reister were the high scorers at the Waterville game last Saturday evening. (File Photos by Richard Uhlhorn)
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Goats had a good outing at Waterville
Boys 88-23 ─ Girls 63-21
by Richard Uhlhorn (Photos by Tracy & Linda Jo Williams)
The boys and girls traveled to Waterville last Saturday night to take on the Waterville Shockers in non-league action and both came away from the match-up with resounding victorys.
Following is a short report and comments from Coach Joe Harris and statistian Tracy Williams.
“We got off to a great start in the first quarter,” reported Coach Joe Harris. “We relied on our full court man to man pressure and had great balance in our scoring.”
The Goats had four players in double figures with Cam Reister leading the scoring with 19 points followed by Brett Linehan with 17. Joe Harris added 13 and Mat Engstrom pumped in 10 from under the basket.
Joe Harris pulled down 8 rebounds followed by Reister and Zane Sandum with 7 each. Josh Burbery and Julio Juarez both had 6 each on the night.
“We begin league play on Saturday at Omak,” said Coach Harris. “On the following Tuesday, we are at Brewster, and they are the team to beat in the Caribou Trail League. Until you knock them off, they are the favorites.”
The Lady Goats ran over the Wateville Shockers 63-21. “Waterville is going to have a tough time this year,” stated Tracy Williams who has been helping Coach Dane Lewman and Tanya Greenfield. “They’ve got some tall girls,” said Coach Lewman. “But they are down this year.”
“We didn’t show up in the first quarter and the score was only 9-5 but in the second we went on a 23-4 run.”
Kelli Bowers led the Lady Goats to this win with 18 points. “She was firing on all cylinders and her back was hurting. I’m looking for even better outings in the future.” Izzy Barth was the only other Lady Goat in double figures with 10 points followed by Jamie Brunner and Alisha Love with 7 each. All the girls scored during this game.
The team travels to Omak on Saturday evening with the boys and Lewman remarked that the Bulldogs have a new coach this year. “They will have a different look, but I see them at the mid-level for our league this year. However, anytime you go there, you have to show up and play. I think the girls are beginning to realize that.”
Brewster will host the Lady Goats on Tuesday, December 18. “That will be a tough game,” said Lewman. “Brewster is always ready to play. If we show up, it will be a good game to watch.”