ESN Reports Girls Hoops: Bobcats run down Cougs with big 2nd half

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1/11/16

Aberdeen 49, Capital 39

(Olympia, WA) Even though this was a non-league both teams wanted this win. Capital got off to a good start holding the Bobcats to just 4 1st quarter points while scoring 13. Olivia Jackowich and Delani West paced the offense each with a 3-pointer while Palen Fenton and Jada Pearson’s pressure defense stymied the Bobcats.

The 2nd quarter Aberdeen began to find their range offensively scoring 15 points and pulling within 2 of the Cougs at the half. The scoring was well spread out including a 3 from McKenna Roiko but it was Kyra Gallinger that shifted all the momentum to Aberdeen who popped in 2 huge shots from behind the arc and led all scorers at the break with 6 points.

Aberdeen kept the pressure on and finally took their 1st lead at the 6:50 mark of the 3rd. The Cougs would answer with  a big 3-point shot from Ellie Potts  but guess who would answer with yet another 3-point shot, in fact her 4th of the game, Kyra Gallinger. The shot would give Aberdeen the lead for good and was our ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game. McKenna Roiko would heat up in the 2nd half scoring 10 of her 13 points and also finishing with 4-3-bombs. Reagan Glanz would also step up big time with 8 of her 12 and hitting 6 of 9 from the line including some key free throws down the stretch not allowing Capital a chance to rally late.

Aberdeen improves their season record to 6-5 while the Cougars drop to 7-4. Our Tommy Lowe of the Greene Realty Group Players of the Game were McKenna Roiko for Aberdeen and Delani West for Capital.

Scoring:

Aberdeen: Roiko 13, Gallinger 12, Glanz 12, Kuhn 4, Swor 4, Buckman 2, Riekkola 2

Capital: West 11, Potts 7, Fenton 7, Jackowich 5, Mack-Wilson 5, Pearson 2, Peters 2

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