Spartan girls knock out Indians in OT

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COLFAX — The Rosalia girls basketball team knocked Touchet out of the District 9 1B tournament with a 66-62 overtime win here on Tuesday.

The Indians were down to only five players at the end of the extra session, as three Touchet players fouled out.

The Spartans took advantage of their time at the line by hitting 21 of their 36 free-throw attempts.

“The main difference in the game was free throws,” Touchet coach Malissa McKeown said. “We didn’t shoot very well on free throws. If we would have made our free throws that would have been the difference in the game too.”

The Indians finished 13-of-25 from the foul line.

Rosalia also held a 35-29 advantage on the glass, as McKeown said a number of Touchet fouls came after Rosalia offensive rebounds.

Touchet’s Cierra Jo McKeown notched a triple double with 33 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Her teammate, Jennifer Aceves, added 13 points.

“She sees the floor really well,” Malissa McKeown said of Cierra Jo. “She works really hard. She’s just an all-around good player.”

The loss spells the end of the season for the Indians, as they finished sixth in the Southeast 1B League. But with only one senior on the roster, McKeown is already looking forward to next season.

“I think we played very well considering I have all freshmen and sophomores except one senior,” McKeown said. “We’re playing against juniors and seniors and usually people that have a full roster. I think we’re going to do really well.”

Rosalia 66, Touchet 62

TOUCHET (62) — McKeown 8 11-18 33, Aceves 5 1-3 13, Sorrel Horse 1 1-3 3, Miller 1 0-0 2, Pedroza 2 0-0 4, Grudzinski 0 0-2 0, Richartz 1 0-0 2, Schaefer 2 0-0 4. Totals 20 13-25 62.

ROSALIA (66) — Merritt 0 1-2 1, St. Carrothers 1 2-3 3, Beach 5 2-5 12, Reddish 8 11-14 29, Hereford 0 0-2 0, Naught 1 0-0 3, Charles 0 0-0 0, Sh. Carrothers 5 5-10 16. Totals 20 21-36 66.

Tou 12 11 20 14 5 — 62

Rosalia 16 8 22 11 9 — 66

3-point goals — Tou 8 (McKeown 6, Aceves 2), Ros 4 (Reddish 2, Naught, S. Carrothers). Total fouls — Tou 26, Ros 18. Fouled out — Tou (Aceves, Miller, Grudzinski). Technical fouls — none. Total rebounds — Tou 29 (McKeown 12), Ros 35 (S. Carrothers 10). Turnovers — Tou 11, Ros 13. Assists — Tou 14 (McKeown 10), Ros 6 (Reddish 2).

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