Lady Prospectors settle in to secure win over Clark Fork
PHILIPSBURG – It took Granite almost 13 minutes to start feeling comfortable Tuesday night, but once they did the Lady Prospectors rallied to post a convincing 69-35 win over the visiting Mountain Cats of Clark Fork.
Granite got the first basket of the game but quickly fell behind as the Mountain Cats hit a trio of off-balance three pointers. By period’s end the Lady Prospectors were down 17-12.
“Our girls came out pretty tight and tried to force a lot of stuff,” said GHS Head Coach Brandon Piazolla. “They were just a little off. But they settled in a little bit more in the second quarter and after halftime. They settled in played some good basketball.”
Once comfortable in their game, the Lady Prospectors used a 14-4 second quarter surge to take 26-21 lead at intermission.
When the two teams returned to the floor, it was Granite senior Amelia Hill who took her senior night to a new level, scoring 11 of her team’s 26 points in a run that put the game well out of reach.
Hill led all scorers with 19 points with Reece Pitcher adding 13 and Asha Comings 12.
The Lady Prospectors will now face their county rivals, the Lady Trojans, in Drummond Friday. The game times have been moved up to 2 p.m. for JV and 3:30 for the varsity. The move was made to accommodate parents that have players in both the boys and girls programs.
Clark Fork – 17/4/8/6 – 35
Granite – 12/14/26/17 – 69
Clark Fork – Haskins 9, Perier 9, Green 4, Crabb 10, Milender 3
Granite – AHill 19, Lee 9, Cotton 4, Ward 8, Pitcher 13, GHill 4, Comings 12