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Thursday, Janua 22,2015 Free Press Section 2 Page 3 I g, in Cardinals stumble in 0-3 week with NEA losses to Lakeside, Riverside and Spirit Game setback to Cheney By PAUL DELANEY While the two league Staff Reporter games were, perhaps, the It was an oh-for week most important in the big for Medical Lake's girls on picture of a hopeful return the basketball court, to postseason, there was And that was not just no overlooking the Golden because they finished last Feather and all the energy week winless, falling in a and emotion associated pair of Northeast A League with it. games, 60-14 to Lakeside Regardless, Medical last Tuesday and 45-28 at Lake got off to a horrible Riverside Friday. Mixed start, trailing 6-0 after the in was a 30-22 nonleague first quarter, but finding defeat in the annual Gold- the range to close the gap en Feather Spirit Game to 13-12 at the break. last Wednesday to rival "I think it was a com- Cheney. bination of nerves and not The Cardinals foundtaking, care of the ball," themselves searching for Lundberg said. "We had more offense, but not find- too many unforced turn- ing it as twice they suffered overs. We got a few good through being shutout in stops on defense that al- quarters and the other 10 lowed us to get the ball up held to single digits, the floor and attack." "We've got to do a bet- They kept it close ter job being aggressive through much of the fourth and attacking the basket quarter, trailing just 26-22 on offense," head coach withjust over two minutes Kyle Lundberg said. "We to play. But Cheney (5- sometimes pass up good 9) free throws down the shots trying to make ex- stretch provided the final tra passes. We have to margin. Cassidy Hagel recognize when we have led the Cardinals with a good shot opportunity 10 points, while Kendyl and take it." Cone had 11 for Cheney, Cassidy Hagel from Medical socring in all three games last the only players to crack double figures. Powerful Lakeside (7- 0,12-1), raced to a 124 first quarter lead and added to it in the second, leading at halftime 35-8. The Eagles, led by Jocelyn Cook-Cox's 16 points, continued the rampage that included a 14-0 fourth quarter. Ha- gel's eight were tops for the Cards. Photo by Paul Delaney Lake led her team in week. "Lakeside is a solid and very deep team that plays very aggressive and has great teamwork," Lundberg said. "However every team is beatable." Riverside (34, 4-8) was also quick out of the open- ing tip and led 14-2 after the first quarter and 24-9 at halftime. Hagel's 12 points again led Medical Lake. Julianna Trepanier win continued from page 1 only 3-pointer from Dylan Rushfeldt, trimmed it to a 35-34 game. Cole Soliday, who knocked down 11 points in the Lakeside game, got fouled while lofting a 3- point shot from the top of the arc with 10.5 seconds to play, But the guy who l own calls "his best free throw shooter" missed the first two tries. "When I saw him miss that second one that's when we went to a time- out and talked about it," Brown said. "(I told him) 'it's OK Cole,' and that kind of thing and re-mo- tivate him." That also al- lowed Brown to devise a play for a final shot. The advice didn't work as Soliday clanked anoth- er one and the weight of the world suddenly fell on his shoulders. Wagner quickly fouled the Blackhawk's Ryan Smedley with 9.2 seconds to play but he too missed his free throws at the op- posite end. Photo by Paul Delaney Tellas Johnson scored 12 points in both the Cardi- nals' first two games last week against Lakeside and Cheney. Here he drives to the basket against Cheney's JT Gould. Medical Lake (5-2, 84) controlled the rebound and Johnson was given the green light to get to the basket, if he could, or dish offto Wagner, which he did. "He (Wagner) shot that over the biggest guy on their team," Brown said. ALeague dual match. Jansen Tapl ro's pin n 2 mittutes; 24 ondS was: the lone0uts of forfeits in:lhe ! nd ght class; The fell0wing nighti=ii:the Cardinals fa d wDort; at ti ,; loslng:48 ere Hud n Petek's :43.second pin at t60 unds MLIs anly competitive Nine;0f the 14 wetght classes we : Id by: rfeits. i /e ,missing veral stlers with the flu and ether issues su0h as e! iibili :0r iniuries," head coach Sam Pete en "it:was a: ': 613 S. Washington Ste. 105 Spokane, WA 99204 5 Blocks off 1-90 (Division St. Exit) FREE Parking C 1 I m AIRWAY HEIGHTS 10 Screens! 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Cameron Gay had 17 points for the Eagles to lead all scorers. Johnson's 12 led the Cardinals. Soli- day added 11 and Wagner 10. Friday against league- leading Riverside (7-0, 12-1), the game turned on a big second quarter where the Rams held a 21-12 edge and led at the break 31-21. Andrew Kramer led the Rams with 20 points. Dom Harvey- Mitchell led Medical Lake with 10. "Our league's just loaded every night," Brown said of Riverside and Lakeside. "Both those teams are beatable if we play our A-game." "The first go around, we're sitting at third at the moment," Brown said. "Now we start the cycle over and teams are get- ting better." 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