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Starbuck heroics carries Deer Park past Cheney

January 18, 2012

The Deer Park boys basketball team got five points from Blake Starbuck in the final 2 minutes to edge the Cheney Blackhawks 54-52 on Tuesday.
Starbuck tied the game at 50-50 with a short jumper and gave the Stags a 51-50 lead with a free throw with 1:02 remaining. The Blackhawks took their final lead on a basket by John Gingrich only to see Starbuck help the Stags regain the lead a 53-52 with two more free throws.
Uconn Peone’s free throw with 13 seconds left gave Deer Park the final margin of victory.
“They’re starting to play together,” said Stag head coach Ken Ryan.

Blackhawks stifle Lady Stag attack

January 18, 2012

The Cheney Blackhawks unleashed a combination of an aggressive man-to-man defense and dominant post play to defeat the Deer Park girls basketball team 47-27 on Tuesday.
The Cheney defense stymied the Deer Park offense for most of the game. The Lady Stags never led in the game as the Blackhawks jumped out to an early 12-4 lead.
Cheney’s 5-foot-11 forward Allie Brown keyed the early surge by hitting her first four shots.

Lady Rams use balanced approach to stymie Cougars

January 11, 2012

The Riverside girls basketball team, using a balance attack, defeated the Chewelah Cougars 47-34 for their first Northeast A League win in four tries.
The Lady Rams were finally able to put some distance between themselves and the Cougars with a 9-3 run to end the second quarter. The offensive spurt was highlighted by a three-point shot by Brielle Supanchick at the halftime buzzer.
First-year Riverside coach Buddy Wood was pleased with the way his team ran the offense, especially the way they moved the ball on the perimeter looking for the open shot.

Cougar scoring explosion buries Rams

January 11, 2012

The Chewelah Cougars broke open a close game with a 7-0 run to end the third quarter and another 23-5 surge in the fourth quarter as the defeated the Riverside Rams 63-37 on Tuesday.
The win improved the Cougars’ Northeast A League record to 3-1 (11-3 overall) while the Rams fell to 0-4, 4-10.
Leading on 30-29 midway through the third quarter, the Cougars used three-pointers from Ben Johnstone and Caleb Wiese to take a 40-29 lead into the final stanza.

Lady Stags use free throw line to hold off Greyhounds

January 7, 2012

The Deer Park girls basketball team, using a 10 for 14 free throw shooting performance in the fourth quarter, defeated the Pullman Greyhounds 51-42 on Friday.
The Lady Stags (2-0 in Great Northern League play), led 35-27 going into the fourth quarter, only to see the Greyhounds (0-2) cut the margin to 40-37 with 4 minutes to play.
Deer Park responded with a free throw and basket by Tessa Heins and two more free throws from Danielle Beltrame to extend the lead to 45-37 with 1:40 to play.

Greyhounds have too much firepower for Stags

January 7, 2012

The Pullman Greyhounds, using their height advantage and timely outside shooting, rolled past the Deer Park Stags 68-42 on Friday.
The Greyhounds, who led 31-25 at halftime, went on a 14-2 run in the first 3:30 minutes of the first quarter to put the game out of reach.
While 6-foot-6 Corey Landerveld, who finished with 17 points, did most of his damage around the basket, guards Austin Blake and Brady Barrett did their work from long range. The pair combined for 28 points.

Stag wrestlers waste no time in defeating Greyhounds

January 6, 2012

The Deer Park wrestling team made short work of the Pullman Greyhounds on Thursday.
The Stags, who defeated West Valley 48-19 the previous day, needed only 24 minutes to take care of the Greyhounds 59-24. The win improved the Stags’ Great Northern League record to 3-0.
The Greyhound match allowed head coach Matt Jorgensen to give many of the reserves varsity action. Only two varsity regulars (Dylan Miller at 170 pounds and Jason Jorgensen at 182) saw action.

Riverside's Davis earns WIAA recognition

January 5, 2012

Riverside High School junior Courtney Davis, who is averaging 15 points per game this season, was among the Class 1A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association/Seattle Times athletes of the week in December.
Davis, a three-year varsity starter, was recognized for her 13 points/12 rebounds/5 steals/5 assists performance in the Lady Rams’ 42-30 win over Medical Lake.

Lady Stags use balanced attack to get past Cards

January 4, 2012

The Deer Park girls basketball team, using a balanced scoring attack, defeated the Medical Lake Cardinals 51-37 on Tuesday.
Eight Lady Stags, led by Tessa Heins’ 13 points, entered the score book in the Great Northern League opener for both schools.
Deer Park (5-4 overall) jumped out to an early 9-3 advantage, only to have the Cardinals (1-8) take a 16-12 lead early in the second quarter.
Senior Danielle Beltrame answered with a pair of three-pointers to give Deer Park a 20-18 lead with 4 minutes left in the first half.

Cards surge past Stags with second half surge

January 4, 2012

The Medical Lake Cardinals, using a 13-3 third quarter run, defeated the Deer Park Stags 57-45 on Tuesday in the Great Northern League opener for both schools.
The win improved the Cardinals’ overall record to 4-5, the same mark as the Stags. The loss was Deer Park’s 13th straight in GNL play.
The Cardinals, who led 30-29 at halftime, scored the first five points on the third quarter.
A Colton Mead three-pointer broke a five-minute scoring drought by the Stags, only to see the Cardinals go on an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 43-32.

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