Phoenix, AZ - The Chelan Lady Goats opened the 2009 Cactus Jam tournament Monday with a hard-fought 47-43 victory over the BuckleySchool from Sherman Oaks, CA. A Kelli Bowers three-pointer started an 8-0 run to close the game, which was in doubt until Houston Robison's made free throw with 10 seconds remaining. Chelan was led by Bowers' 15 points, followed by Robison who scored 12 points with six rebounds, and Courtney Dietrich, who scored 10 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Sarah Waszkewitz also contributed 7 rebounds. Chelan continues play Tuesday December 29 at against HaydenHigh School from Hayden, AZ.
Off the court, the team spent Sunday afternoon at GolfLand in Mesa, followed by a team dinner at Pinnacle Peak Patio in Scottsdale. Dinner included 'well-done' steaks that looked suspiciously like old cowboy boots.
Coach Robinson's tie, autographed by the entire team, being ceremoniously cut off and hung on the wall, joining more than 1 million other ties that have met the same fate over the past 50 years; and the girls taking part in an old-fashioned hoedown on the dance floor, with some help from some athletes from Crespi High School in Los Angeles.
Monday night found the team in the stands for the ASU-Furman women's basketball game.
Chelan scoring: Williams - 3, Fox - 5, Robison - 12, Austin, Waszkewitz, Bowers- 15, McClellan - 2, Dietrich - 10, Courtney.
Rebounds: Chelan - 26, Buckley - 16
Assists: Chelan - 12, Buckley - 11
Turnovers: Chelan - 11, Buckley - 12
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