Brooks, Bench Help In Game 2 of Three-Day Trek For Lady Huskies

By Jeremy McDonald

jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com

AURORA, Ore.–  Day two of three straight games for the North Marion Huskies Girls Basketball team provided some challenges as the Lady Huskies tried to overcome some mental and physical fatigue Tuesday when they faced Crook County.

“I think we did our best, I mean it’s a lot of game jammed packed into one week but I think that  we’re working with it,” said Emily Scanlan.  “I think our energy has been pretty high so, I think we’ve been doing good.”

For Head Coach Trevor Bodine, he was aware of this, and decided to use his bench to his advantage as his squad built a 16-4 lead and the bench came through big in the second quarter moving forward in Tuesday’s 43-22 win to improve to 4-1.

“The bench played well today, the bench was solid,” said Bodine.  “Kyia Brooks, I thought had a great game, she had a ton of offensive rebounds  that really helped us.  Paige (Martin) came in and played really well.  Katie (Ensign), a freshman came in and played well.

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Ashley Bowman (45) and Kyia Brooks (24) played in important roles Tuesday as North Marion played their second game over the last two days (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

“Sonia (Jimenez) hit some three’s, she’s a great shooter, she just needs to get a little more confident with more playing time and that’s going to help us a ton.  I thought Ashley (Bowman) played well, solid minutes.  Everyone played really solid.”

Brooks, a 5’7 senior, competed well down in the trenches as she picked up five, six rebounds  to go with her three points, all in the second frame as she was dominate while she was on the court.

“Something clicked and I was like, ‘this team needs to go in there.  We need to get this done’ because we just need to work better as a team,” starts the senior.  “So I was like, ‘I can start us off getting rebounds and getting everyone into it.”

Jimenez  had nine points in the contest,  the freshman Ensign had two as the bench helped out give a break and a breather to everyone in Tuesday’s game as they look to return mentally sharp against a tough Regis (2-3) team that lost by four to a Blanchet Catholic them that has only lost once this season.

“I think the first two games, we were able to pull it together today and yesterday,” starts Brooks.  “So I think that will help motivate us tomorrow and we’ll be ready to go into tomorrow.  I don’t know, the more games we get better and more prepared for the rest of the season.”

Tip off for the North Marion Girls Basketball team is at 4pm with the guys at 2:30pm.

HUSKIE SCORERS-  Umbenhower-10.  Jimenez-9.  Kinniburgh-8.  Scanlan-7.  Verastegui-3.  Brooks-3.  Ensign-2.  Dron-2.

Photo Gallery (Pictures By Jeremy McDonald)

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