Watchmen break through on offense
With a very young and inexperienced team, the focus for the C.S. Lewis Academy girls basketball team this season is to drill the fundamentals and continually improve.
While defense has come pretty naturally for the Watchmen, it has been a struggle at the offensive end, where they averaged just over 17 points in their first six games of the season.
CSLA, however, got hot last week, more than doubling its season average in a 55-36 home loss to Livingstone Adventist Academy on Jan. 4.
Freshman Jamie Gooding led the Watchmen (0-8, 0-4 Casco League) with 13 points and junior wing Cali Mault drained three three-pointers to finish with nine points.
Unfortunately, C.S. Lewis struggled with turnovers, which allowed the Lions (3-3, 3-2) to pull away in the third quarter after going on an 11-2 run.
The Watchmen were unable to replicate their shooting Friday night at Willamette Valley Christian and fell 52-16 to the Warriors.
C.S. Lewis will return to action Thursday with a home game versus the Oregon School for the Deaf at 6 p.m.
St. Paul 43, Central Linn 33 — Isabelle Wyss scored 15 points and Erin Counts added 10 points, 13 rebounds and five steals in a road win Jan. 2
St. Paul 60, Regis 30 — Counts stuffed the stat sheet with 16 points, 12 assists and four rebounds, while Wyss poured in a game-high 23 points Friday night.
St. Paul 41, Country Christian 28 — Counts and senior Logan Robinson had six steals apiece in a road win over last year's 1A state runners-up Monday night.
Newberg 47, Lake Oswego 40 — Giselle Benetti led the Tigers to their third straight victory with 10 points.
Tualatin 59, Newberg 23 — Allison Killion and Lexi Morace scored six points apiece for the Tigers.
St. Paul 69, Central Linn 40 — Three players finished in double figures for the Bucks on Jan. 2, including Justin Herberger, who led the team with 23.
St. Paul 50, Regis 45 — Herberger paced the Bucks with 22 points, seven rebounds, four steals and four assists in a home win Friday night.
Lake Oswego 58, Newberg 36 — Jack Chlumak and Alex Jazcko scored eight points apiece in the road loss Jan. 2.
Tualatin 57, Newberg 34 — Alex Angeles exploded for 30 points for the Timberwolves Friday night. Garrett Myers led the Tigers with nine points.