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By Andrew Christiansen

Lady Cougs run out of gas against Mustangs, prepping for District tournament


Andrew Christiansen

ROUGH HOUSE: Lyle-Wishram's Ellie Smith wrestles a rebound away from probing Pirate hands. Pictured is the Pirates' Lacy Cannon and the Cougs' MaeLynn Luke at right.

Secure with the knowledge they were locked into District, Lyle-Wishram Coach Joe Bales decided to try some things, including a game long press against Trout Lake, only to see the Mustangs dribble through the defense and pull out a come from behind win. The Lady Cougars girls went 2-1 last week, securing a top three finish as they advanced their record to 6-2 with just two games left.

The week started with a 63-12 win over Klickitat and was followed by another lop-sided game, a 57-11 win at Bickleton. It may have given the Cougars a feeling of invincibility as they hosted Trout Lake and let one get away in a 47-45 loss.

Earlier in the week, Coach Bales said the Cougars played their best ga...

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