LA CONNER — The Lady Braves out-scored the Comets girls 17-2 in the first period and ran away with a 66-28 game to kick off the La Conner Holiday Tournament there Dec. 14. Two Lady Braves, Novak and McKnight, combined for 29 points as they alone outscored the Comets team in the contest.

Makenzie Matthews had a season-high 10 points and Katie Green, who has led Naselle in scoring every game this young season, also kicked in 10. Kayti Nelson scored five, Madison Green chipped in a pair, and Abbey DaVall added a free throw to the Comets’ cause.

The deep and talented Lady Braves scored 17 points in both the first and second periods and in a statistical anomaly the Comets would soon forget, La Conner dropped in 16 points in both the third and fourth quarters. Naselle dropped to 0-7 on the season with the loss.

Naselle 2 7 10 9 — 28

La Conner 17 17 16 16 — 66

NHS — Madison Green 2, Katie Green 10, Kayti Nelson 5, Abbey DaVall 1, Makenzie Matthews 10

La Conner — Novak 18, Christianson 9, McClung 2, Bobb 8, McKnight 12, Stewart 5, James 2, McCormick 10

Lady Hyaks come from behind to nip Comets 32-28

OYEHUT — “We let one slip through our fingers tonight,” coach Russ Hickman said after the Comets lost 32-28 at North Beach High School Dec. 11.

The Comets set a record that can never be broken, as they held the Lady Hyaks to no points in the first quarter. North Beach came back with 13 points in the pivotal second quarter to trail by only 17-13 at halftime.

The third period was the time the Comets let the ballgame slip through their fingers and into the Lady Hyaks’ basket as they gave up 10 straight points to only one basket of their own. North Beach was able to hold on for the win in the final period as each team dropped in four points.

Makenzie Matthews and Kirsten Scrabeck were both saddled to the bench during the second period after picking up their third foul each.

“Part of it was their defense and part of it was our inconsistency to run the plays” said Hickman.

The Comets were able to close the gap to only two points with a minute to go in the third period, but the Lady Hyaks closed out the game by making nine free throws and a three-point shot from beyond the arc.

For the fifth consecutive game Katie Green led the Comets in scoring with a game-high 15 points. Matthews and Kayti Nelson added four points, Haley Pine tallied three and Scrabeck rounded out scoring with two points.

Naselle 9 8 2 9 — 28

N. Beach 0 13 10 9 — 32

Naselle — Kayti Nelson 4, Katie Green 15, Haley Pine 3, Kirsten Scrabeck 2, Makenzie Matthews 4

North Beach — Quay Sotomish 4, Marya Pope 3, Wakeena DeLarcruz 13, Koral Frost 4, Mousie Shale 8

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