McNary Basketball, Sports

Lady Celts basketball defeats West Salem in overtime

PHOTOS by Steve Schnurbusch for the Keizertimes

The Lady Celts basketball defeated the West Salem Titans by a score of 74-67 in overtime on Friday, Jan. 19, at home.

McNary was down by 9 in the third quarter, the two teams battled for the lead for the rest of the game. A basket by the Titans as the buzzer sounded sent the game into overtime. Three points down in overtime, McNary pulled out a win with a few steals and a basket by Aspynn Westby that put the Celts ahead by six points.

“It was a great game for our girls,” said coach Michael McShane. Avery Buss led all scorers with 31 points. Ava Rubio had two assists, shy of a triple double with 20 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists.

Aspynn Westby jumps for a shot.
Aubrey Adams on defense.
Elia Kellar goes for two points.
Bethany Villegas charges down the court.