Houston Robinson had eight points in the Goats win over the Cashmere Bulldogs on Tuesday evening in Cashmere.
Lady Goats prevail over Cashmere
By Richard Uhlhorn
The Lady Goats have been using a lot of defensive pressure to get their job done and thatís exactly what they did to the Lady Bulldogs in the first quarter of play in Cashmere Tuesday evening, February 3, when they beat the Bulldogs 47-36.
The Goats held the Bulldogs scoreless until the last 30 seconds of the first quarter while they ran up 14 points on the scoreboard. Cashmere finally got on the board in the last 30 seconds.
Cashmere actually outscored the Goats in the second and third quarters but were never any threat to Chelanís lead and the Goats went to the locker room with a 26-17 lead at half time.
In the second half, the closest the Bulldogs could get was within eight points as the Goats continued to use a pressure defense to force mistakes. Both teams had high turnover rates with the Goats turning the ball over 30 times to Cashmereís 32 times. It was in the steals statistic that the Goats had the advantage with 19 to 13. Chelan out rebounded Cashmere 34-23.
Late in the third quarter, Kilee Lippincott came down wrong on a Cashmere players foot and had to be carried off the court. Word on Wednesday is that she should be good to go on Thursday night.
Sydney Austin lit up the boards with 11 rebounds, seven of them coming on the offensive end of the court. She also was the teamís leading stealer, nabbing six total.
Jaicee Harris continues to play well and she came up with seven total rebounds and nine points for the game. Kelli Bowers added seven points.
The Goats travel to Omak on Saturday to take on the Pioneers.
On the JV side, Chelan was forced into overtime at the buzzer, but was able to take control of the game and beat Cashmereís JV team 58-49 with Cari Williams leading the team to the win.