Scarlets scuffle on long road trip
NOXON — The Scarlets played their best game of the season and one of their worst games of the season on a two-game road trip last week, but came up with losses in both.
After playing what their coach Richard Bachmeier called their best game of the season in a 42-32 nonconference loss to the Lady Blackhawks at Seeley Lake Friday, the Scarlets were back on the bus the next morning for the 115-mile trip to Noxon, where all the traveling caught up with them and they fell to the Lady Red Devils 45-16.
“That was the best game of the year, even though we lost,” Bachmeier said of Friday’s game. “We played really good defense, solid defense. We ran through our offense. We were patient and we hit some shots.”
The Scarlets connected on 13 of 47 shots (28 percent) from the field and hit two of their six 3-point shots in the game.
Arlee was led by two freshmen, with both Kristyn Adams and Mahalia Hendren finishing with 10 points apiece. Adams finished with a double-double, collecting 10 rebounds to go with her 10 points. Hendren finished with nine rebounds.
Melissa Ivanoff added seven points and Chelsea Allaire pitched in with five.
The Scarlets were hurt by 24 turnovers in the game.
The team that impressed their coach Friday, was nowhere to be found Saturday. The Scarlets only scored four points in the first quarter and went into halftime trailing 19-9.
“We just didn’t play well. I don’t why. I don’t know if we were a little tired from two long road trips in a row or what. We didn’t run our offense, we didn’t shoot well ... it was basically one of our worst games of the year,” Bachmeier said.
Relying on the outside shot, the Scarlets shot less than 20 percent in the 27-point loss.
“We just didn’t get the ball down to the post like we needed to and took too many outside shots,” Bachmeier said.
Allaire led the Scarlets with eight points. Ivanoff and Adams each had five and Hendren and Kayla Dejarlais both finished with two.
The Scarlets will try to stop a four game losing streak at Lincoln Thursday and will finish the week with St. Regis at home Friday. The Scarlets beat both teams earlier in the season.
Seeley-Swan 42, Arlee 32
Arlee 6 7 7 12–32
Seeley-Swan 7 6 12 17–42
ARLEE - Chelsea Allaire 5, Melissa Ivanoff 7, Mahalia Hendren 10, Kristyn Adams 10.
SEELEY-SWAN - Cascade Parcell 13, Janelle Greenwood 13, Bobbie Pierson 6, Jessica Lester 7, Anna Wood 3.
Noxon 45, Arlee 18
Arlee 4 5 3 6–18
Noxon 12 7 6 14–45
ARLEE - Chelsea Allaire 8, Melissa Ivanoff 3, Kristyn Adams 3, Mahalia Hendren 2, Kayla Dejarlais 2.
NOXON - Kim Marich 2, Shelby Swant 5, Stephanie Larkin 13, Rachel Stettler 12, Alana Detwiler 6, Jordan Wilkinson 7.