Junior Aaron McQuaid passes the ball off on a recent Chelan Goat Basketball game and Senior Kelli Bowers lays in a shot during a Lady Goat game on the home court. Both players and teams
are looking forward to this weekend’s Regional Tournament.
Lady Goats have two more opportunities to attend State
Goats face Freeman in MosesLake Saturday night
By Richard Uhlhorn
It’s playoff time and Chelan’s Lady Goats (19-3) have two more opportunities to make it into this year’s state tournament.
They will be taking the court today at to play the Lakeside Eagles (20-3) in the Moses Lake High School Chief Gymnasium. If they win this game, they will have secured a berth at the State Tournament in Yakima next week.
This game is a repeat of last year’s entry to the State Tournament which Chelan won 58-38 winner in / loser out game. Can the Eagles get some revenge. The betting line says in a tough game to give the win to Chelan by three points. If the Goats win, they will qualify to participate in the State Tournament, but if they lose, they will play one more time in a loser out game on Saturday, February 27.
Saturday’s loser out game would be against the winner of the Newport/Brewster game at at MosesLakeHigh School.
“We’ve got two chances to go back to State,” said Assistant Coach Tracy Williams. After losing to Okanogan for the third time at the District tournament, the Lady Goats need to step it up with confidence and win on Friday night. “Practice has gone well and Jaicee (Harris) has had enough practices after missing seven days for her tournament in Vegas that we should see her back playing like she can.”
The Chelan Goats (21-1), who have already qualified for the State Tournament, will play the Freeman Scotties (18-4) at at MosesLakeHigh School on Saturday, February 27.
The Scotties will have a tough, tough road getting by the Chelan Goats. Even if Joe Harris gets into foul trouble and has to sit, the Goats are very deep and well balanced. With Aaron McQuaid and Josh Burbery on the wings, Michael Amsel Jr. on point and Matt Engstrom under the net, the Goats are capable of winning even though Harris is on the bench.
Coach Joe Harris has shaped the perfect machine this year made up of five players on the floor and equally good replacement players on the bench.
This is the year of the Goats and it will be really fun and exciting to watch them take on the best that this state has to offer at the State Basketball Championships in Yakima next week.
Come on out and cheer on both teams as they work towards the end of the season as winners.