Mission basketball players honor injured teammate
Story and photos by Rob Zolman Valley Journal
ST. IGNATIUS – The Wardens of Powell County swept the Mission Bulldogs on their home court on Saturday in district 6-B action, the girls falling 62-27, while the boys fell 70-62.
In a classy gesture during their warmups before they took on Powell County, the Lady Bulldogs basketball team took the time to honor and show their support for an injured teammate by placing temporary “AA” tattoos on the back of their lower right leg and wearing warm-up T-shirts that read “Playing for Addie,” “We LOVE Addie” and “Playing for 45.”
“It was really nice,” sophomore Addison Arlint said. “The support I am getting from them is insane.”
Arlint is currently on a six-month mend after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday to repair a season-ending knee injury sustained during the Arlee game on Jan. 9.
The Lady Bulldogs fell behind by double-digits 20-3 in the first quarter and the deficit almost grew more than double in the second quarter as they headed into the locker room down at halftime 42-12.
The Wardens broadened their lead 54-18 in the third quarter before closing out the game 62-27.
With the loss, the Lady Bulldogs moved to 1-10 on the season and 0-4 in district play.
Junior Afton Brander led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points and Sydney Brander followed up with nine points.
On the boys’ side, the Bulldogs started strong and led by as many as eight points in the first quarter, closing the quarter out with a 17-10 lead.
In the second quarter, a slow start and scoring