Girls fall to Saxons, trounce Olys

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity basketball team won one and lost one last week, both by wide margins. The Lady Celts (3-2 in the Greater Valley Conference) lost to South Salem High School 63-32 Tuesday, Jan. 6, and thumped Sprague High School 68-12 three days later. In regard to the South game, Head Coach Derick Handley said the tone was set early on. “Their game plan was to jump on us and put us down early and that’s what they did,” Handley said. The Keizer team was down 17-2 after the first frame. Even though McNary outscored the Saxons 14-13 in the second period, it was already too little too late. “We did a good job of breaking their press, but the rebounding killed us that game,” said McNary’s Sydney Hunter, who had seven points against the Saxons. “We went in with a good mindset, but we got nervous right away.” Junior Madi Hingston put up more than a third of the Celtics’ points with 12; Kaelie Flores had seven; and Kailey Doutt put in six. “It was really a matter of them capitalizing on every transition and that hurt our confidence,” Hingston said. “When we got out in the game with Sprague on Friday, I think we took out a lot of aggression on them.” Despite the lopsided 68-12 score, Handley...

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