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Indians keep Lady Rams at bay down the stretch

January 21, 2012

Riverside's Hannah Holm looks for an opening past two Colville defenders during first quarter action on Friday.

The Colville Indians, sparked by a pair of Tasha Luu baskets, finally pulled away from the Riverside Lady Rams 50-38 in Northeast A League basketball action on Friday.
The Lady Rams, who cut the Indians’ lead to 42-36 on a Courtney Davis basket with 5 minutes to play, saw Colville close out the game with an 8-2 run, sparked by Luu’s performance.
The win improved Colville’s NE-A record to 6-1 (11-5 overall), while Riverside fell to 1-6, 6-11.
The Lady Rams, who trailed 21-15 at halftime, came out strong in the third quarter, Keyed by a basket by Marissa Pace and two field goals from Days, the Lady Rams tied the game at 25-25 with 5 minutes to play in the third quarter.
The Indians responded with two free throws from Erin Little and a basket by Ashley Knight to reclaim a 29-25 lead. A Hannah Holm basket trimmed the Colville lead to 30-28, only to see the Colville squad score the final four points of the quarter.
The Indians stretched their lead to nine points, 41-32, only to see the Lady Rams make one final push before Luu took over in the finals 2 minutes.
Davis led all scorers with 21 points, while Knight paced the Indians with 13 points.

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