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.
“She did a great job tonight,” said Deer Park head coach Kevin Oglesbee.
Heins added another long-range jumper to give the Lady Stags a 30-20 halftime lead.
“It took a while to get going,” Oglesbee explained.
The Lady Stags opened the third quarter with a 10-2 run and were never threatened the rest of the game.
Medical Lake’s Cassie Jo Nilles took game high honors with 15 points.
Deer Park entertains Pullman 5:45 p.m. Friday.