CHS girls ends season on high note
The Coleville High School girls basketball team ended its season on a winning note Saturday with a 68-26 victory over visiting Jackpot.
Kelly Ferguson had 13 points, four assists and six steals, and Jamie Walton had 11 points and nine rebounds as the Wolves cruised to an easy victory. Brianna Bryant added 10 points.
Ferguson, who also had four assists, was 6-for-10 from the field and 1-for-2 from the line. Walton, who grabbed five offensive boards, was 3-for-6 fro the field and 5-for-6 from the line. Bryant was 5-for-9 from the field.
Coleville turned in one of their better shooting performances of the year, making 41.8 percent (28-of-67) shots from the field and 75 percent (9-of-12) from the line. It also had a 45-32 advantage on the boards, , 22 assists, 30 steals and only committed eight turnovers.
Darrah Rich and Jessica Bettencourt each added eight points for the Wolves. Kellie Chichester recorded seven rebounds, four assists and three steals., and Nicole Duffie recorded seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Heather Timpone added three assists and six steals, and Jennifer Masters added two assists and five steals.
Coleville led 20-2 after one quarter, 39-5 at halftime and 49-15 after three quarters.
Unfortunately, the Wolves probably took themselves out of the state tournament with a 62-43 loss to Owyhee on Friday.
Coleville finished the regular season 9-7 in league (12-7 overall) and in a tie for fourth place with McDermitt. The top four teams in the Class A Northern Zone qualify for the state tournament, scheduled for this weekend in Reno, but McDermitt owns the tie-breaker over Coleville.
Owyhee out-scored the Wolves 21-13 in the second quarter and 17-6 in the third quarter for the difference in the game.
Bryant had 14 points and seven rebounds. Kelly Ferguson added eight points. Walton and Nicole Duffie’ had 11 and nine rebounds, respectively.
Jennifer Masters led the Wolves with five assists and 10 steals. Duffie’ added three assists and five steals.
Coleville shot 30.9 percent (17-for-55) from the field and 33.3 percent (9-for-27) from the line. It had a slight advantage on the boards, 16 assists and 33 steals, but it committed 27 turnovers.
“Poor shooting, especially from the free throw line, killed us,” Coleville coach Will Sandy said. “Brianna Bryant was a shooting bright spot and Jennifer Masters played her heart out. We sent the seniors out with a bang Saturday night with great games with the best overall team performance of the season.”
Coleville will lose seven seniors — Timpone, Walton, Rich, Kelly Ferguson, Chichester, Jessica Bettencourt and Duffie’ — and return five players — Letisha Cole, Masters, Raquel Sam, Bryant and Kourtney Ferguson — for next year’s team.
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