By Jeremy McDonald
SUTHERLIN, Ore.– There was a lot of aggression, physicality and toughness coming from the Stayton Girls Basketball team in their opener against the Honkers of Lakeview.
So much that it resulted in the Lady Eagles taking a 27-0 lead midway through the second quarter and a 33-5 lead by halftime.
“We practiced hard and we knew what kind of to expect in a game because we push hard on each other that we are prepared for situations like this in a game,” said Marri Martinez, the junior had 15 points in the win.
They continued that aggression and physicality into the second half in their (final scpre) win over the squad from the Greater Klamath Falls area, knowing they’ll need it for one of the best teams in 3A in Salem Academy Friday night at Sutherlin High School that’s followed by another 3A powerhouse in 2015, 2016 State Champions in Dayton on Saturday.
With the Lady Crusaders, who finished third in 3A the last two years, it’ll be a challenge to take on the height and their talent Friday night, but Stayton knows too that this game will serve greatly in preparation for that game against Salem Academy.
“I think this game has really gave us more energy and motivation to go harder in the next game. We know it’s going to be more of a challenge, but we know that we are prepared to take on Salem Academy,” said Alexa Bender who added another 12 points in the win.
Tip off is 5pm at Sutherlin High School.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald