Lady Cats stumble at Lakeside

Sports Editor | January 7, 2021 11:17 PM

PLUMMER — The Clark Fork girls basketball team suffered its second straight loss to Lakeside on Thursday night, falling 63-25.

The Knights also beat the Lady Cats 74-31 on Dec. 15.

Head coach Jordan Adams said the players at Lakeside live and breathe basketball and are tough to slow down.

"We are such a young team and even against Lakeside ... we did some really good things," she said.

Lakeside stormed out to a 25-7 first-quarter lead, but the Lady Cats settled down after that and were outscored by 20 the rest of the way.

"We started off a little bit slow and then I called a timeout, and all of the sudden it picked back up," she said about her team. "They just had to get in their mental headspace and then they started to have fun and have great passes and good cuts."

Katelyn Matteson tallied 9 points, four rebounds and four steals and freshman Eloise Shelton grabbed 5 points and five rebounds. Paige Valliere had 4 points and Kellie Mace added 3.

Adams said her team had plenty of highlights in Thursday's game and she knows the Lady Cats won't let this loss knock them down.

Clark Fork (2-7) will look to get back in the win column when they host Wallace at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Clark Fork 7 7 7 4 — 25

Lakeside 25 18 12 8 — 63

CLARK FORK — Matteson 9, Valliere 4, Myers 2, Shelton 5, Reuter 2, Mace 3, Fournier 0.

LAKESIDE — A. Holt 14, Havier-Gorr 4, J. Holt 14, Twoteeth 2, Wienclaw 6, Rivera 4, Matt 0, D. Lowley 4, Peters 9, Marchand 2, Allen 2, Lawrence 0, Tsawklai 2.