Jaicee Harris led the Lady Goats to their first Regional Basketball Tournament win with a double/double. She pulled down 12 rebounds and scored a team high 12 points.
Lady Goats prevail in first regional game
by Richard Uhlhorn
It wasn't pretty... Okanogan came to play Chelan's Lady Goats with a smile on their face and an attitude that whatever happens, it's going to be fun... and they almost pulled it off.
Thievery could be called the difference in this game. Chelan stole the ball 14 times to keep the winning momentum going after outscoring the Bulldogs 12-8 in the first quarter.
Chelan didn't have its best game, but came up with the 34-29 win late in the fourth quarter after Okanogan actually went ahead of the Goats 27-26 with to play. After the Goats scored two field goals, Coach Tom Robinson called a timeout to adjust his team's play.
With to play and Chelan putting in another field goal, Okanogan called timeout to adjust his girls play, but it didn't work. Chelan put in one more basket to end the game 34-29.
Jaicee Harris carried the Goats with a double/double, pulling down 12 rebounds and connecting for 12 points. Sydney Austin drove the basket well and had nine points on the evening and nine of Chelan's steals came from Austin, Harris and Kelli Bowers who had six points.
The win puts Chelan in the semi final game against the winner of the Cascade/Newport game that takes place at Wednesday evening from MosesLakeHigh School. A link to the Girls Bracket is here: http://www.wa1asports.net/reggbbrack9.htm.
If Chelan wins the semi-final game, they will play for the Regional Championship on Saturday.