The Girls Basketball team played West Valley on Saturday falling short in the second half. Rian Clear led the Girls Basketball team with 14 points throughout the game. The Pullman girls led in the first half 26-19, and were looking to continue their momentum. Going into the fourth quarter it was 36-38, where the West Valley Eagles outscored the Pullman Girls (9-18) for the win (45-56).
On Wednesday, January 25th the Pullman girls' basketball team hosted the Clarkston Bantams in the Houndpound. The two teams met up two weeks ago at Clarkston, in which the Bantams emerged victorious, beating the Hounds by 30 points. On Wednesday, the Hounds fought through all four quarters of play, but despite their efforts, still ended up on the losing side of the game. The final score was Clarkston: 63 Pullman: 49, although it was not the score the Hounds wanted, it was a very solid game all around. The Hounds played together and fought together through all four quarters. Rian Clear led the Hounds with eleven points, but Carolena Sears and Kelsey Nestegard were right behind her with 10. For Clarkston, Riley Denton scored 20 in their victory. The Hounds next game will be against the West Valley Eagles at West Valley, on January 28th. The Hounds are looking to get their first league win on that day. Go Hounds!
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!