CHELAN — Kara Staggs did plenty of damage and finished with a game-high 29 points, but the impressive individual effort was no match for Chelan’s balanced offensive attack and Okanogan lost 60-46 for the third straight time after opening the year 10-0.
Okanogan (10-3 overall, 4-3 Caribou Trail) pulled out to a 20-5 lead after the first quarter behind Staggs’ 15 points.
“They really came to play to start with and kind of socked us in the mouth,” Chelan coach Frank Phelps said.
Chlean (9-2 overall, 5-1 Caribou Trail) made some defensive adjustments, though, and kept Okanogan quiet for most of the night. Chelan outscored Okanogan 35-12 in the second and third quarters combined. And on the other end of the floor, a series of 3-pointers helped jump start Chelan.
“We just settled in and were able to start playing a little better defensively,” Phelps said. “Offensively, we started getting a little bit more of a flow, got a couple shots to fall and that seemed to take the lid off the basket.”
Megan Robinson (11 points), Emily Schramm (14) and Courtney Dietrich (13) led Chelan.
Cascade 71, Omak 59
The Kodiaks came back from a five-point deficit by outscoring Omak 44-24 in the middle quarters. Cascade’s Sydney Coffin (24 points, 11 rebounds) and Omak’s Cayden Diefenbach (13 points, 10 rebounds) both had double-doubles.
Lake Roosevelt 62, Manson 28
Lake Roosevelt took control early and managed to keep a safe lead over a short-handed Manson squad. The Raiders methodically carved a 30-15 halftime lead and sealed the deal by outscoring Manson 17-2 in the fourth quarter.
Okanogan 71, Chelan 53
Okanogan played defensively sound and capitalized off a series of turnovers to deliver Chelan its first conference loss of the season. Okanogan took a 43-30 lead into halftime and were able to control the second half well enough to coast to a victory.
“We dug ourselves a huge hole defensively and gave up way too many points in the first half,” Chelan coach Joe Harris said.
Okanogan (12-1 overall, 5-1 Caribou Trail) forced 20 turnovers in the victory. Justin Rivas led the team with 17 points. Kai Clausen led Chelan (8-2 overall, 5-1 Caribou Trail) with 14 points.
Cascade 64, Omak 36
Tristin Parton hit six 3s and finished with 27 points, while point guard Gerardo Mendoza added a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds in the Kodiaks’ win.
Lake Roosevelt 66, Manson 60
Manson put together a run in the fourth quarter after trailing throughout the contest, but undid its own effort with a series of costly turnovers.
Mansfield 45, Thorp 21
CJ Wall scored 22 points to lead the Mansfield past Thorp on Tuesday in league play. Mansfield pulled out to an early lead and controlled from the outset.
Boys swim and dive
Moses Lake 111, Wenatchee 75
Jared Vargas won the 200 individual medley (2:04.93) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.29) for the Panthers, but Moses Lake won the dual meet with nine event wins, including each relay.
Wenatchee’s Mitchell Thacker (150.75 points) added a narrow, 0.05-point victory in diving over Moses Lake’s Jacob Price.
Ike 109, Eastmont 69; Davis 127, Eastmont 45; Sunnyside 60, Eastmont 58
The Wildcats missed their first dual victory of the year by just two points against Sunnyside in a four-team meet The quartet of Nick Jacobus, Micah Hartmann, Thomas Marquis and Grayson Porter provided the Wildcats’ only event win in the 400 freestyle relay (4:15.23).
Wenatchee 1974, West Valley 1839
Jaylah Young (197) led three Wenatchee bowlers with games of 189 or higher as it improved to 11-1 on the season.