SPOKANE — Pateros capped the season with a 35-27 loss to Wilbur-Creston on Saturday and a fifth place finish at state.
The Nannies had a hard time coming up with points in their last two outings, scoring just 38 points in a semifinal loss against Sunnyside Christian on Friday.
“We just couldn’t buy a bucket,” coach Sheri Mortimer said.
Pateros’ offense was hindered by Wilbur-Creston, who applied a 2-3 zone throughout stages of the game. It ended the first quarter with just three points and trailed 21-13 at halftime.
Part of the team’s struggles came from fatigue as well. Coach Mortimer said her team was noticeably tired during its third game in as many days.
“They never gave up,” Mortimer said of her team’s effort. “They hustled the whole time and I’m extremely proud of what we accomplished this year.”
The silver lining for the Nannies, though, is that almost the entire team will return next season. Post Kim Vazquez is the only departing senior on the young team. Mortimer said she’s excited with the team’s potential for growth.
“They’re just going to get better every year,” she said. “None of these kids had any state experience, next year …. (we’ll) have more of an idea of what to expect.”
Katrina Wilson led the team with nine points and Ashton Steggall accounted for seven.
Wilbur-Creston’s Lauren Leyva and Alex Potts each scored nine points.