Freshman playing pivotal role in Omak’s hopes for a state berth; Lady Pioneers sit in second place in Caribou Trail League 

LEAVENWORTH – The last time the Omak High School girls basketball team played Cascade they won 55-33 on Dec. 20. 

Head coach for Omak, Mike Ables expressed that his team was happy with the win, but not too thrilled with giving up the 33 points. 

The teams’ second meeting would be different. 

“The last game we let them score 33 points, so this time I thought the girls came out tonight and made a statement,” said Ables. 

This time around, the Omak girls exhibited an example of how to play shutdown defense as they rolled to a 57-11 win over Cascade on Friday night in Caribou Trail League action. 

“Overall we played really well. My bench played really well,” said Ables. 

Aaliyah Marchand (tribal member) led Omak in scoring as she put up 13 points on the night. Trinity Fjellman (tribal member) scored 10 points, and Paris Marchand (tribal member) finished with nine points. 

Omak is currently holding the second place spot as they are (5-3 CTL) and 10-6 overall. 

Despite a 38-32 loss to Chelan on Tuesday evening, Ables is excited about what the future looks like for Omak. 

“My youngsters are stepping up big time,” said Ables. “Our future looks bright.” 

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