Josie Patton puts up two against Mollala. photo by Jerry Baldock
Josie Patton puts up two against Mollala. photo by Jerry Baldock
The Lady Outlaws matched up against tough opponents at home at the Sisters Holiday Tournament held Friday through Sunday, December 27-29. They lost all three of their games. They lost 15-64 to Molalla, and then fell 21-50 to Cottage Grove, and finished with a 25-60 loss to Junction City.

Sisters first played against the Molalla Indians, a highly ranked and very athletic squad, who were very good shooters. Hallie Schwartz gave the Outlaws solid minutes at the point-guard position, and in the fourth quarter, freshman Hadley Schar gave the Outlaws a spark with her defensive efforts and points at the end.

Schwartz finished with five points, Josie Patton scored four from the low post, and Schar added three.

Coach Brittaney Brown said, “Hadley had great efficiency during all the minutes she played, both offensively and defensively.”

Brown told The Nugget that the coaches felt the girls played with heart and energy in their game against Cottage Grove. Schwartz had another solid game and finished with 14 points.

“We handled the pressure from Cottage Grove much better the second time around,” said Brown. “I was really proud of our girls for working as a team to get the ball up the court through their pressure.”

Sisters started off slow in their final game against Junction City, but did come back and perform better in the second half.

Schwartz scored 13 points, her second consecutive game with a double-digit finish.

“Hallie put together another complete game and continues to be a leader from the point-guard position,” said Brown.

Brown added, “We continue to see some encouraging signs on the offensive and defensive end from many of our players. We’re looking forward to a week of practice before we head to Klamath Falls.”