Cougars girls basketball team improves to 2-0 at Pa Wa Lu |

Cougars girls basketball team improves to 2-0 at Pa Wa Lu

The Alder Creek Cougars eighth-grade girls basketball team won its second game in row on the road last Thursday against Pa Wa Lu, 28-10, to improve to 2-0 on the season.

The Cougars’ full-court press and team depth were the differences in this game. The team recorded more than 25 steals that led to easy layups.

Shannon Baumann and Sam O’Connell each has six steals while Ale Coronado-Smith had four.

Strong team defense by guards Kristina Tirman, Meghan McDonald, Sarah Shontz, Hilary Bruner and Natalyla Jones were instrumental in keeping the pressure on during the press. Post players Allison Costa and Natalie Duner led the team in rebound with five each.

The offense was led by point guard Megan Shalvis’ 11 points. Five other players contributed to the offense, including Ale Coronado-Smith, who scored 7 points.

“The entire team saw action today and contributed greatly,” Cougars head coach Geoff Stephens said after the game. “Only Lindsey Bahr didn’t see action, who is recovering from a wrist injury. We should see Lindsey next week and look forward to adding her speed to the court.

The Cougars next home game is next Thursday, Sept. 21.

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