Lady Bulldogs trounce Trotters, blow lead to Lady Bluehawks
ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs spread out their scoring to claim a 40-26 District 7-B victory over the Trotters in Plains Friday.
Ashley Courville led the balanced Lady Bulldog attack, which saw nine players finish on the scoring sheet. Courville finished with nine points on 4 of 14 shooting. It was the second game in a row the sophomore came off the bench to lead Mission in scoring. Courville also led the team in rebounds with nine, six of which came off the offensive glass.
Addessa Durglo finished with eight points, six rebounds and six steals. Katie McDonald and Kyla Mitchell added six points apiece.
The Lady Bulldogs had a good chance to win their third conference game in a row and move into the coveted third spot in the conference, but let a late lead slip away in a 43-36 loss to Thompson Falls at home Saturday.
The Lady Bulldogs took a 24-23 lead into the fourth quarter, but watched the Lady Bluehawks connect on 15 of 20 free throws in the final quarter, at one time sinking 12 in the row. The Lady Bluehawks finished the game 19 of 24 from the line. While the Lady Bluehawks were hitting their free throws in the final minutes, the Lady Bulldogs were walking away from the charity stripe empty handed, only connecting on eight of their 16 free throws in the quarter, finishing the game 16-for-30 at the line.
“You make 12 free throws in a row you’re usually going to win the game. We had our chances, if we make 12 in a row we win. I thought we played well enough to win, they just shot better than us at the end,” Mission coach Les Rice said.
In one of their better shooting night’s of the year, the Lady Bulldogs went 10-for-34 (29 percent) from inside the arc, but their outside shots continued to miss the mark. They went 0-for-13 on 3-point attempts and were 0-for-23 on 3-pointers over the weekend.
Mitchell started to find her offensive touch against Thompson Falls finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field and 5-for-10 shooting at the line.
Rachel Jensen and McDonald each finished with eight points.
The Lady Bulldogs (4-6, 2-3) will travel to Ronan to play the Maidens Saturday.
Mission 40, Plains 26
Mission 10 12 12 6–40
Plains 6 5 6 9–26
MISSION - Kyla Mitchell 6, Adessa Durglo 8, Rachel Jensen 1, Katie McDonald 6, Bella Dally 2, Ashley Courville 9, Dalena Weaselhead 2, Bryanna Steele 4, LaGlenn Mitchell 2.
PLAINS - Lacey Hermiston 3, Kelsey Beagley 5, Cassie Ross 4, Kaa Revier 4, Laurel Danhof 6, Nikki Kunzer 4.
Thompson Falls 43, Mission 36
T.Falls 10 4 9 20–43
Mission 8 2 14 12–36
THOMPSON FALLS - Makayla Becker 2, Hannah Peters 2, Karli Cavill 14, Kyla Molzohn 12, Allison Vaught 3, Hope Reid 2, Mara Hanks 2, Kelsey Fitchett 6.
MISSION - Kyla Mitchell 11, Adessa Durglo 4, Rachel Jensen 8, Katie McDonald 8, Ashley Courville 2, Dalena Weaselhead 2, Bryanna Steele 1.