Kelli Bowers pumped in 20 points to lead the Lady Goats to victory over the Lady Tigers of Ephrata on Tuesday night.
Lady Goats open basketball season with a victory
by Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan's Lady Goats opened their basketball season with a 50-40 win over the Ephrata Tigers in front of a large group of fans this Tuesday evening, December 8.
Leading the charge was senior Kelli Bowers who got the Goat scoring off to a good start with three point swisher from the sidelines. The Goats held the lead during the first quarter of play until Ephrata finally tied the game at 9-9 with to play.
With the game tied at 11 in the second quarter of play, Ephrata's coach called a time out with remaining to settle his team down. Chelan was putting tremendous defensive pressure on the Lady Tigers, but Ephrata jumped out to the lead with to play.
Bowers ended the half with a drive to the basket to put Chelan up 19-17 and was fouled on the play. She made the free throw and Chelan went to the locker room leading 20-17 at the half.
It was in the third quarter of play that Chelan took control of the game and made a 13 point run on the Tigers to end the third quarter up 34-22.
The fourth quarter had both coaches calling timeouts, but Chelan forged a 15 point lead before Ephrata began to regain some offensive control and ease back into the game, but it was a too little too late and the Lady Goats came away with a nice 50-40 victory over a good 2A squad from Ephrata.
Players to watch this year will be Kelli Bowers who's outside shot seemed awfully sharp for this early in the season. Huston Robison under the basket will continue to help the Goats on the rebound. Jaicee Harris and Kari Williams were also strong during the game scoring eight points each. Harris also pulled down 10 rebounds. Darcy Austin looked sharp bringing the ball down court.
Chelan's next outing will be in the ToyotaCenter in Wenatchee on Saturday, December 12 beginning at against the Lake Roosevelt Raiders.
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