After a hot start to league play, things cooled off for North Lake girls varsity basketball over the past week; winning against in-county rival Paisley, 60-34, but losing to Rogue Valley Adventist Academy, 34-31, and Trinity Lutheran, 65-58.

The week started with the Cowgirls traveling to Paisley to face their in-county rival on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Overall the game was an even battle, as they traded buckets and held each other to defensive stops throughout the first half. Paisley team leader Mia Milasinovic did not play until part-way through the fourth quarter, which contributed to North Lake’s victory.

North Lake Head Coach Lane Haberly was happy with the way his team played against their rivals, and complimented the team on their team play. Andrea Roth led the Cowgirls with 22 points.

Things did not go so well for North Lake when they faced Rogue Valley Adventists Academy on Thursday, Jan. 9. Neither team was able to get a substantial lead until the finals minutes of the fourth quarter, when Rogue Valley Adventist Academy was able to get a nine point lead the Cowgirls could not make up. Both teams throughout the game held each other in check, and scoring buckets was difficult. North Lake had a chance to tie the game late, but were unable to convert any of the shots into points and fell in the finals seconds, 34-31. Briana Church led the Cowgirls with 17 points.

Hoping to bounce back after the rough loss against Rogue Valley Adventist Academy, the Cowgirls traveled to face Trinity Lutheran in a tough battle. North Lake started off strong, trading baskets with Trinity Lutheran, making sure the Saints could not get too far ahead.

The game went to overtime, but North Lake had no answer for Rogue Valley’s Elli Kent, as she dominated the game and overtime period, scoring 51 points in the game. Jessica House led the Cowgirls with 20 points.

North Lake girls varsity basketball played Prospect Charter on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

They next play Triad on Friday, Jan. 17, and travel to Chiloquin on Saturday, Jan. 18.

North Lake is now 6-3 in 1A-5Mountain Valley League and 8-6 overall.

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