Indians score, but come up short
The Scappoose girls basketball team had its two highest-scoring games of the season this past week.
They weren't quite enough, however, to get the Indians back in the win column.
Scappoose dropped games 58-52 at home against Parkrose on Friday, Jan. 25, and on the road against Putnam 74-51 on Tuesday.
The results extended the Indians' losing streak to 11 games and kept them in search of their first victory of the Northwest Oregon Conference season.
Scappoose (0-7, 1-15 overall) has gone through the NWOC lineup once. The second and final trip through the order begins on Friday with a 5:45 p.m. game at Hillsboro (3-4, 9-8 overall).
The Spartans defeated the Indians 63-34 on Jan. 8.
Scappoose has showed flashes at times since then, with its closest conference game the one against Parkrose.
In a four-quarter battle with the Broncos, 5-4 junior guard Maddie Templin's 11 points led a balanced attack for Scappoose. She came on to do all her scoring after the first period.
Allison Wills and Gaby Dague each finished with nine points for the Tribe. Sarah Mills had eight points, Emily Kopra seven, Samantha Scott five, and Sierra Stafford and Alivia Wills two apiece.
Scappoose got to the free-throw line 48 times against the Broncos and made 25.
Parkrose had the biggest producer in Imani Royster. The junior guard finished with 28 points, 20 in the second half, when she made four 3-pointers.
Also for Parkrose, senior Casey Feigum scored 14 points and senior Kae Delgado chipped in with 10.
Scappoose led 10-9 after one quarter and 25-24 at the half. But the Broncos won the third quarter 16-10 to take a 40-35 lead and held on in a close final frame.
Parkrose finished 15 of 33 at the free-throw line.
The difference came beyond the arc, with the Broncos sinking nine 3-pointers to one for Scappoose (by Allison Wills in the fourth quarter).
Against Putnam, Dague scored a game-high 16 points and Mills wasn't far behind with 11.
Scappoose trailed only 32-28 at the half, but the Kingsmen won the third quarter 19-7 and left no doubt with a 23-16 edge in the fourth.