The Pullman Girls went in to Friday night’s game hoping to come out with their first league win, they had been close a couple of times falling short each time. Going up against the undefeated East Valley Knights was going to be their biggest obstacle. Unfortunately for the greyhounds, the East Valley Knights started off strong with a 24-5 point lead after the first quarter. The game didn’t get too much better afterwards losing the game 64-31. Even with the loss there were bright spots for the Pullman girls as Kelsey Nestgard had 11 points on the night. The Pullman Girls will look to win their first league match against Clarkston next Friday’s home game.
The PHS Girls’ Basketball team fought hard against their non league border rivals, but were overcome by 12 points. Moscow’s Hannah Broyles had a great game, scoring 23 points, of which only 9 were free throws. Star players for Pullman included Junior Brenna Utzman, star Senior Kelsey Nestegard who scored 17 points, and the returning Sophomore Rian Clear, who tallied up 12 despite not playing for the whole game. Rian Clear is expected to start after she fully recovers from the injury that had prevented her from playing in previous outings. As has often occurred during Pullman Girls games this year, they started poorly, being outscored by 10 points 1st quarter, never being able to overcome that deficit. However, the girls were much more competitive after that rocky start, only being beat out by two points combined after that disastrous quarter. This game brings Pullman’s record down to (1-3), and Moscow’s record up to (2-4).
Girls Basketball Falls to Grandview, Almost Clinches Comeback
It was a dissapointing end to the game for the Pullman Girls' Basketball team, who almost overcame a sixteen point deficit to top the 1-0 Grandview Greyhounds, ending within four points of their opponent after what looked to be a blowout loss at the end of the first quarter. Pullman’s Kelsey Nestegard and Alexus Haugen scored 14 and 13 points respectively. The Greyhound girls could not contain Grandview’s Senior point guard Grace Meza, who dropped 31 points and gave up no fouls in the contest. Pullman managed to outscore their opponents in both the second and third quarters, and were within one point of Grandview’s scores in the fourth. But that was not enough to make up for the 25 points they gave up first quarter.
Last night the Hounds fell to Clarkston in their district winner goes on game. Clarkston came into the game seeded number two, while Pullman was seeded fifth. Pullman fought hard, but was not able to overcome the red hot Bantams falling 66-49. The Hounds were led by Rian Clear who scored 19 points followed by Kelsey Nestegard who had 12. For Clarkston both Denton and Packwood had 12 to led their team to a victory. Pullman ended the season 3-18 overall and 0-12 in league. Pullman will only lose two seniors next year, and will look to dominate in league. Good luck to our Hounds!