Hill sinks 3-point shot late in fourth quarter to propel Wellpinit; Boyd finishes with 11 points

COULEE CITY – The Wellpinit high school girls’ basketball team made history on Feb. 1 when they held off Almira/Coulee-Hartline to win 58-50 in NE 1B South league action.

This marks the first time that Wellpinit has beat A.C.H. twice in one season.

“It meant a lot,” said Ashlynn Hill (Colville tribal member) of Wellpinit. “We finally did it this year. We beat A.C.H. two-times in one season.”

With less than 25 seconds left in the game, Hill made one of her biggest shots of the game.

 The junior guard buried a 3-point shot to give Wellpinit an eight-point lead (58-50) with 22.4 seconds left.

“We were hungry and wanted this dub,” said Hill, who finished with 12 points, helping Wellpinit to an eight-point win.

“We’re just in stride,” said T.J. Flett, head coach for Wellpinit. “The teams that got us when we lost, it was non-league games and I told the girls that were going to have our slumps, and I would rather have it happen in non-league.”

Flett couldn’t have picked a better game for his team to start rolling.

“We’re coming out of our slump now and everybody is seeing us now,” said Flett.

Wellpinit jumped to the lead early on, taking a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and held a 26-19 lead at halftime.

The Lady Redskins scored 21 points in the third quarter to A.C.H’s 19, as they would still hold a 47-38 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

A.C.H. narrowed the margin to 3 points late in the game, as they trailed 51-48 with about two minutes left but couldn’t get any closer then that.

Wellpinit moves to 10-1 in the NE 1B South League and are 13-3 overall.  A.C.H falls to 6-6 in NE 1B South League action and are 7-11 overall.

Jada Orr of Wellpinit scored 17 points, leading the Lady Redskins on the night. Lachelle Boyd (Colville tribal member) scored 11 points for Wellpinit.

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