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Badger girls fall to Lakeland, out pace Cougars

by EMILY BONSANT
Staff Writer | January 19, 2023 1:00 AM

RATHDRUM — Junior Payton Sterling scored 21 points, hitting seven of 11 from the three-point line, to send the Hawks past the Badgers in a non-league game at Hawk Court, finishing 66-37.

Asha Abubakari scored 11 for Bonners Ferry (8-9), which hosts Lakeside on Friday.

Bonners Ferry 12 9 8 8 — 37

Lakeland 15 27 20 4 — 66

BONNERS FERRY — Petesch 0, Kimball 2, Pluid 7, Hinthorn 6, Blackmore 5, Abubakari 11, Petersen 0, B. Bayer 0, Sumpter 6.

LAKELAND — L. Simon 14, K. Kiefer 6, Munyer 4, Knowles 0, Gallus 0, Holte 2, K. Simon 8, L. Kiefer 11, Sterling 21.

Badger almost double-up on Cougars

KALISPEL — The Bonners Ferry varsity girls basketball team (8-8) scored nearly double the Cougars of Stillwater Christian on Jan. 13, winning 62-33.

The Badgers led by two points entering the second quarter, but went to work to lead by 12 going into the half, 33-21.

Sydney Hinthorn and Asha Abubakari went seven-for-seven at the free-throw line in the second quarter, giving the Badgers the push needed to distance themselves from Stillwater.

The Badgers held the Cougars to only 12 points in the second half and went on to score 29 more points as Bonners Ferry took the win 62-33.

Abubakari was the high scorer of the game with 16 points, and Hinthorn added 14 points, seven steals and four blocks.

The Badgers were nine-for-2 free throws with Hinthorn pitching in seven. Markynn Pluid added 12 points and nine rebounds. Brooke Petesch made two three-pointers.

BONNERS FERRY 14 19 15 14 — 62

STILLWATER 12 9 9 3 — 33

Bonners Ferry: Petesch 8, Kimball 4, Pluid 12, Hinthorn 14, Blackmore 2, Abubakari 16, Baisden 0, B. Bayer 4.

Stillwater: Prewitt 10, Schwartz 4, Zemacke 2, Pane 2, Cruise 2, Linn 6, Anderson 4, Zemacke 0, Poolini 2.

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