Meusy and Kettle Falls end losing streak by beating Arden and Wilbur-Creston, 56-22 in Wilbur
WILBUR – After losing their last three games, Kettle Falls desperately needed a win to stay in the hunt for the playoffs and a potential state birth.
“Every game is a big game for us,” said Tyler Edwards, head coach for Kettle Falls as his team has five games left in the regular season.
Kettle Falls freshman Mya Edwards took matters into her own hands as she took over the Bulldogs’ game in Wilbur.
She scored a game high 21 points, Josylnn Meusy, a Colville tribal member, added three and the Lady Bulldogs beat Colville tribal member Mackenzie Arden and Wilbur-Creston 56-22 on Friday night for the second time this season in NE 2B North action.
“Were trying to scratch out way into the playoffs,” said Edwards. “We were planning on winning this game.”
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out in the lead and never looked back, taking a 14-1 lead after the first quarter and a 32- 10 lead into halftime.
After intermission, Kettle Falls didn’t let up off the gas pedal as they scored 19 points in the third quarter, taking a commanding 51-19 lead heading into the fourth and would eventually win by 34.
“It feels really good to get the win,” said Meusy. “I feel like we can make it to state if we really work hard.”
Meusy, who had previously been at Inchelium, is enjoying her first year as a Lady Bulldog.
“She adds some scrappiness that honestly we didn’t have a ton of,” said Edwards. “I like the dynamic she has. I like that she’s willing to go and battle and not intimated.”
“She brings a scrappy play and has been a good addition to us.”
Kettle Falls would go on to win the next night, beating Chewelah 38-19 on Saturday (Jan. 19) to improve to 10-7 overall and 3-4 in league action with three games left.
I feel like we can make it, were young, we got legs and we can run.
On the other side, Wilbur-Creston is going through a transitional period where a majority of their players are either eighth graders or freshman.
“We very young,” said Arden.
“I almost think it’s better,” she said. “We can keep growing as a team together and keep going as the years progress.”
Arden scored six points for a very young Lady Wildcats squad that is 0-7 in league action and 4-9 overall.
After being a key player last year for Wilbur-Creston, Arden, a freshman this year, is not only the team’s tallest player but arguably their best all around player has had the luxury of being defended by the opposing team’s best player every game.
“It’s kind of hard, especially when teams figure it out, they’re like guard [#10], I’m like I can’t do anything,” she says.
The Lady Wildcats have four eighth graders, four freshman and three sophomores that make up their squad.
“It will be a tough season, just because we have so many good teams in our league but it will be a good season to grow and everyone will soon follow and step up,” Arden expressed.
Northeast 2B North
W L W L
Northwest Christian 6-1 14-3
Davenport 5-1 13-3
St. George's 4-3 9-8
Kettle Falls 3-4 10-7
Chewelah 2-4 9-7
Wilbur-Creston 0-7 4-9