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Ladies exterminate Hornets

 

Kayla St. Pierre passes the ball to a teammate at half court. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Lady Raiders basketball team used a can of Raid on the Hornets on Saturday, decimating them 63-22.

LR outscored Oroville 27-14 in the first half of the game, then dominated the third quarter, putting up 22 points, while only allowing one free-throw Hornet point, to lead 49-15 at the start of the fourth.

The Lady Raiders added another 14 points in the fourth, and the Lady Hornets scored seven, for a final score of 63-22.

Head Coach Wallace "Peewee" Pleasants said that strong defense and speed were key factors that helped the Lady Raiders in the game.

"We know that our quickness and speed is going to be an advantage against most of the teams we play, so we're going to focus on that," Pleasants said.

The Lady Raiders had a lot of steals during the game. "That's what we're looking for," Pleasants said. "With proper rotation, getting people where they're supposed to be, getting them to understand positioning, it worked out pretty good."

Khani Priest shoots a three-pointer in the Lady Raiders' victory over the Lady Hornets. - Jacob Wagner photo

"I'm trying to get our girls to be more physical," Pleasants continued. "Being in the right spot, forcing people to do things they aren't used to doing."

Pleasants noted that team captain Kayla St. Pierre did a good job getting the ball to the right players.

"Kayla did a really good job of letting the game come to her," Pleasants said. "She made it a point of getting the other players involved before she decided to kick her game in. By her doing that, it allowed Khani (Priest) to flow into the game; Shantana (Pakootas), Hannah (Wapato), the whole team really flowed into it. The one I think benefited the most from it was Kyona Edmo."

St. Pierre had 18 points in the game.

The Lady Raiders played the Brewster Lady Bears on the road last night, results of which will be published in next week's Star. Their next game is at home in Coulee Dam against Liberty Bell at 6 p.m.

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