Pomeroy girls overcome injuries, beat LaCrosse-Washtucna

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POMEROY - The Pomeroy Pirates got off to a great start Friday night against LaCrosse-Washtucna, leading 13-4 in the first quarter.

But in the second quarter, senior point guard and team scoring leader HayLee Koller hurt her knee.

Another Pomeroy senior, Sam Smith, is out for four weeks with an illness.

That left coach Nettie Severs with one senior and all sophomores and freshmen remaining. But it didn't stop the Pirates from winning the game, 43-25.

"I was really proud of how the girls held onto our lead against L-W and then really battled Garfield Palouse to a close finish," Severs said.

The scoring leaders for Pomeroy Friday were Mackenzie Monahan with 17 and Savannah Ruark with 12. Ruark also contribued a team-high eight rebounds.

Against Garfield-Palouse Saturday, the Pirates battled to a 20-16 deficit and lost by those four points in the end, 52-48. That was after outscoring G-P 20-17 in the final quarter.

"I was very pleased with how our girls handled the ball without HayLee," Severs said. "Even with the injury and foul trouble, we stayed close and finished strong but just a little short."

Saturday's game saw Pomeroy hit five 3-pointers, two by Delaney Monahan and three by Torrie Koller.

The Pirates did have two players foul out and committed 21 team fouls. Both teams had 17 turnovers.

Pomeroy, now 3-4 overall and 1-3 in league, plays again Tuesday at Grangeville at 6 p.m.

Pomeroy 43, LaCrosse-Washtucna 25

LACROSSE-WASHTUCNA (25) - Goude 1 0-0 2, Miller 0 0-0 0, Dorman 0 0-0 0, Fleming 2 0-3 4, Kneale 0 0-0 0, Harder 4 0-0 9, Hostetler 3 0-0 6, Dainty 0 0-0 0, Whinery 2 0-0 4, Totals 12-43 0-3 24.

POMEROY (43) - Uto 1 0-0 2, Wolf 0 0-0 0, D. Monahan 2 1-2 5, Roosevelt 0 0-0 0, T. Koller 2 0-0 4, Miner 0 0-0 0, Savannah Ruark 5 2-4 12, H. Koller 1 0-0 3, Mackenzie Monahan 8 1-3 17. Totals 19-51 4-9 43.

Pom 13 11 9 10 - 43

L-W 4 6 7 8 - 25

3-point goals - Pom 1 (Koller), L-W 1 (Harder). Total fouls - Pom 8, L-W 12. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Pom 25 (Ruark 8), L-W 30 (Harder 9). Turnovers - Pom 16, L-W 23. Assists - Pom 12, L-W 2.

Garfield-Palouse 52, Pomeroy 48

POMEROY (48) - Uto 0 0-2 0, Delany. MOnaha 3 4-5 13, Roosevelt 0 1-2 1, Koller 3 0-2 8, Miner 0 0-0 0, Ruark 6 5-6 17, Monahan, K 1 7-9 9, Totals 13-42 17-27 48

GARFIELD-PALOUSE (52) - Paff 3 0-5 6, Martin 0 0-0 0, Adair 4 4-5 12, Taylor Redman 5 4-7 14, Hamilton 0 0-0 0, Johnson, S. 3 0-0 6, Taylor 4 6-11 14, Johnson, M. 0 0-0 0 Totals - 19-42 14-29 52.

Pom 8 8 12 20 - 52

G-P 6 14 16 17 - 48

3-point goals - Pom 5 (Monahan, D. 3, Koller, T. 2). Total fouls - Pom 21, G-P 22. Fouled out - Pom (Uto, Koller). Rebounds - Pom 26 (Ruark 8), G-P 27 (Taylor 7). Turnovers - Pom 17, G-P 17. Assists - Pom 6 (Koller 3), G-P 2.

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