Scarlets finish 4th at District 14-C tourney
RONAN — The Scarlets were able to pick up a couple of wins at the District 14-C tournament before bowing out with a 45-29 season-ending loss to Noxon in the consolation game.
The district tournament at the Ronan Event Center, was a microcosm of the regular season, where the young Scarlet squad, which starts three freshmen, was able to beat the weaker teams in the conference, but couldn’t compete with the tougher teams.
“We came a long ways, but we still have a ways to go,” Arlee coach Richard Bachmeier said, after watching his team just shoot 23 percent in the loss to the Red Devils.
In the consolation game Saturday, Arlee trailed 10-4 at the end of the first quarter and never could recover from the slow start.
“Anytime you spot a team points like that it’s going to be tough. We’re not at the point where we can make a 12 or 14-point run. We’ve got to work for everything we can get,” Bachmeier said.
The game against the Lady Red Devils was physical and the referees let them play, which hurt the Scarlets, especially their inside game.
“Our big girls were getting beat to death and that hurt us ... We were getting them the ball where we were suppose to, but they were getting hammered on,” Bachmeier said.
Melissa Ivanoff led the Scarlets with 10 points. Freshman Mahalia Hendren added eight points and 12 rebounds and Kristyn Adams, also a freshman, added seven points.
The Scarlets started the tournament with a 44-37 come-from-behind victory over St. Regis. The Scarlets were trailing 27-26 heading into the final quarter, but outscored the Lady Tigers 18-10 in the final quarter.
Adams finished with a game-high 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Hendren added seven points and collected nine rebounds.
In the semifinals against Hot Springs Friday night, an inside basket by Adams gave the Scarlets an early 2-0 lead, but the Savage Heat scored the next 13 points and went into the second quarter with a 19-9 lead. After scoring nine points in the first quarter, the Scarlets only scored four the rest of the way and were sent to the loser bracket with a 39-13 loss. The Scarlets only shot 15 percent and Adams was their leading scorer with only six points.
In a 54-36 victory over Two Eagle River Saturday morning, the Scarlets dominated the glass, outrebounding the Lady Eagles 46-26 and finishing with 15 offensive rebounds.
The Scarlets shot over 40 percent with Adams leading them with 17 points. Hendren added 11 and Ivanoff finished with nine. Chelsea Allaire, the lone senior starter, pitched in with eight points.
The Scarlets finished the season 9-13 and will only lose one senior starter.
Arlee 44, St. Regis 37
Arlee 9 6 11 18–44
St. Regis 5 16 6 10–37
ARLEE - Kristyn Adams 22, Mahalia Hendren 7, Tayla Dejarlais 4, Melissa Ivanoff 4, Chelsea Allaire 3, Becca Nelson 4.
ST. REGIS - Brianna Managhan 17, Heather Pruitt 12, Leandra Baldwin 5, Juliana Spencer 1, Allie Davids 2.
Hot Springs 39, Arlee 13
Hot Springs 19 12 2 6–39
Arlee 9 0 2 2–13
HOT SPRINGS - MacKenzie Wood 16, Randi Arnold 12, Meghan Massingale 5, Devon White 1, Alyssa Foster 3, Hannah Retallick 2.
ARLEE - Kristyn Adams 6, Chelsea Allaire 2, Melissa Ivanoff 1, Becca Nelson 2, Jenna Pablo 2.
Arlee 54, Two Eagle River 36
Arlee 19 8 19 8–54
Two Eagle 9 7 9 11–36
ARLEE - Kristyn Adams 17, Mahalia Hendren 11, Melissa Ivanoff 9, Chelsea Allaire 8, Tayla Dejarlais 4, Becca Nelson 2, Tiffany O’Neill 2, Jenna Pablo 1.
TWO EAGLE RIVER - Jaylen Carpentier 10, Adele Frost 9, Sam Ness 8, Tiana Peipot 4, Tiana Ness 2, Tashina Malatare 2, Karsyn Wilder 1.
Noxon 45, Arlee 29
Noxon 10 10 13 12–45
Arlee 4 8 8 9–29
NOXON - Kim Marich 13, Stephanie Larkin 10, Rachel Stettler 6, Shelby Swant 1, Karlynn Therrian 1, Jordyn Wilkinson 8, Ashley Wiltsie 5.
ARLEE - Melissa Ivanoff 10, Mahalia Hendren 8, Kristyn Adams 7, Chelsea Allaire 2, Tayla Dejarlais 2.