On Saturday, January 28th, the girls' basketball team faced off against the East Valley Knights. After their first match up earlier in the year, the Knights walked away victorious, so the Hounds' were looking to come out and get a big league win at home. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, they were unable to do that. They started off slow on offense, and could never catch up with the Knights quick paced, fast scoring offense. By the end of the first quarter the score was Pullman: 9 East Valley: 25. Although they were outscored in 3 straight quartes in the fourth, the Hounds showed a spark outscoring their opponent by 4 and showing their relentless efforts to not give up and keep fighting. Carolena Sears, a senior on the team, said after that, "I was proud of how hard we fought in the end, and although it was not the result we wanted, there were a lot of good learning points". When she was asked about where she thinks the team is headed she acknowledge that they were looking forward to postseason play an just take the sason with the idea of one game at a time. The Hounds (3-12) face off on Wednesday, January 25th, against the Clarkston Bantams (8-6) at home, a win here will give the Hounds their first league win of the season. Make sure to come out and support your Hounds in the closing games of the regular season! Go Hounds!
The Hounds traveled down to Clarkston last Friday to face the Clarkston Bantams. Pullman went into the game confident, remembering that December 13th game when they only lost by 8. Unfortunately for the Hounds, the confidence dwindled fast. The Bantams came out hot in the first quarter scoring fourteen. Pullman struggled early only putting up 4 points. Luckily for the hounds they battled back in the second quarter scoring ten points. Going into halftime the score was 26-14 favoring Clarkston. When action resumed it was all Clarkston, putting up twenty-eight points in the final two quarters to end the game with fifty-four total. The Hounds finished the final two quarters only scoring ten points total. The Bantams were led by Alea Whol who totaled fifteen points and had an outstanding performance. Pullman was led by the young freshman Tianah Sanders who totaled twelve points. The Hounds fall to 3-10 on the season, where the Bantams are now 7-5. The Hounds next game will be January 17 vs. West Valley.
The Greyhound girls basketball team had a rough time in their game against East Valley on Friday, January 6th, scoring only 11 points in the first half. The first quarter was especially rough as the Hounds only put 2 points on the board in the entire quarter. The rest of the game was a story of gradual improvement, as the team managed to score 9, 10, and 12 points in the consecutive quarters. East Valley on the other hand peaked early, scoring a massive 19 points in the second quarter, but only managing 7 points in the fourth. The early points were enough however, as the knights ended the game ahead 52 to 33. Going forward the Hounds are looking to improve their consistency and shooting, especially early in the matches. The girls team's next fixture is on Friday, January 20th.
The Pullman Greyhound Girls Basketball team lost to the Cheney Blackhawks on Tuesday, January 3rd, in The Pound. The Hounds started the game strong, with a one point lead at the end of the first quarter. However, the Blackhawks took control of the match in the second quarter, scoring ten more points than The Hounds. Pullman played better in the second half but were unable to rally sufficiently and lost the game 35-51. On the Greyhound side Kenzie Druffel had a good game, scoring 12 points.
Davis 0, Draper 0, Flynn 13, Huff 6, Lemelin 5, Loffredi 0, McGourin 1, Pemberton 0, Potter 0, Smith 26.