Omak girls basketball currently second place in CTL standings

OMAK - The Omak High School girls varsity basketball team has been on a roll as of late.

The Lady Pioneers after getting out to a rocky start have now won six of their last eight games and have quietly climbed to the top of the Caribou Trail League standings as they are currently in second place with a (4-1) league record.

Omak’s Sedajeau Michel (Colville tribal descendant) has stepped up her game big time the past eight games as she has the Lady Pioneers at 7-4 overall and in a prime spot to make a run for the state tournament with the season past the midway point.

Caribou Trail League Standings – 1A classification

1st – Cashmere         5-0     8-1

2nd – Omak              4-1     7-4

3rd – Chelan             3-3     8-5

4th – Quincy             2-5     4-10

5th – Cascade           0-5     0-11

Led by balanced scoring, Lake Roosevelt fights off fearless Omak squad

Aailyah Marchand and Cylia St. Pierre score 14 apiece to lead Raiders; Omak’s Sedeaju Michel scores 12 for Pioneers; Lake Roosevelt moves to 2-0

COULEE DAM, Wash. – Despite being down a few of their varsity players Omak didn’t use that as an excuse.

Instead, the Lady Pioneers jumped out in front and held a 25-23 lead over Lake Roosevelt at halftime.

“We started out good,” said Trinty Fjellman (Colville tribal member), senior guard/forward for Omak.

However former Omak Pioneer, now Lake Roosevelt Raider Aailyah Marchand (Colville tribal member) wasn’t ready to be outdueled by her former team just yet.

After going scoreless in the first half, Marchand found her groove in the second half sinking four 3-pointers, scoring 14 points along the way to help the Lady Raiders to a 68-49 win over Omak on Tuesday (Dec. 7) evening in early season non-league action.

“We fell behind and couldn’t get back out of our hole,” said Fjellman who expressed it wasn’t easy going up against a former teammate who had also been a starter for the Pioneers.

“It was hard, she made a three, and I congratulated her,” said Fjellman who finished with five points. “She did well. I miss playing with her.”

Omak’s Sedeaju Michel (Colville tribal descendant) led the Lady Pioneers in scoring finishing with 12 points on the night, making two 3-points shots. Jayda Taylor (Colville tribal member) scored three points, Taya Graham scored 12 points for Omak and Eryne Anderson finished with nine for the Pioneers.

Omak falls to 1-1 overall on the season as they jump into Caribou Trail League action in their next game.

Lake Roosevelt had five players score in double figures against Omak as Cylia St. Pierre (Colville tribal member) scored 14 points, Zalissa Finley (Colville tribal member) scored 10 points, Audrey Hansen finished with 11 points and Halle Albert scored 10 points.

Omak held a slim 11-10 lead after the first quarter and went into halftime up by two points (25-23). But Lake Roosevelt exploded in the third quarter, scoring 21 points to Omak’s nine, taking a 46-32 lead heading into the fourth quarter, and from there would put the game out of reach.

                                     1st      2nd    3rd     4th        final score

Omak (1-0)                |   11  |    14 |    9   |    17 |     49 

Lake Roosevelt (1-0)   |   10  |    13 |   21  |    22 |     68 

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