The Lady Outlaws came out strong and defeated Crook County 38-22 in their pre-season opener at home on Friday, December 1.
Sisters jumped out quick offensively and held a 14-6 lead at the close of the first quarter; at the half they were up 22-14. The Outlaws' defense was on-point in the second half, limiting the Cowgirls to just eight points to ensure the win.
Payden Petterson led the team with 15 points, and also contributed six rebounds. Payden also went four-for-seven from the three-point line. Isabelle Spitler scored nine points and grabbed four boards, and Gracen Sundstrom scored four points and led the team with nine rebounds. Sydney Head added six rebounds in the contest.
Spittler was solid at the stripe, and hit seven of her nine attempts (77 percent). Late in the game she was able to string together a series of freethrows that heavily impacted the outcome of the game.
New Head Coach Brittaney Niebergall said, "Defensively, I thought we played very well, especially the second half. I also thought we took advantage of a variety of scoring opportunities, especially early in the game. I continue to challenge our girls to play all four quarters with the same energy and effort as our first and fourth quarters."