High School Basketball

Storm capitalizes on opponents’ poor shooting

Squalicum’s girls’ basketball team held Marysville-Pilchuck to just 9-of-61 shooting and rolled to a 49-28 win on Friday, Dec. 19, at Marysville-Pilchuck.

Chalae Wolters led the Storm with 14 points and nine rebounds, Lissette Meza added nine and Shefka Williams had eight.

“I think we were in a fog or something after playing last night and we couldn’t get out of our own way in the first half,” Squalicum coach Mark Wright said in a phone interview. “Then in the second we switched up and held them to a low shooting percentage and finished shots in transition. We shot better from the line, but we had to work out the goo from last night.”

Williams impressed Wright with her play off the bench, attacking the rim and protecting the ball on the perimeter.

Squalicum plays next against Friday Harbor on Friday, Dec. 26, at Port Townsend in a tournament.

Squalicum 49, Marysville-Pilchuck 28



Squalicum: Shefka Williams 8, Sarah Hulbert 5, Chalae Wolters 14, Hope Jorgenson 0, Hailey Linville 0, Hannah Kohr 2, Bailey Molnar 7, Sydney Arndorfer 0, Maddie Grimstead 2, Ciera Gossage 2, Lissette Meza 9. Totals: 14-52 17-33 49.

Marysville-Pilchuck: Gross 0, Wright 6, Inthathirath 6, Acuario 0, Pseil 2, Lee 2, Kalab 2, Jenkins 2, Gomez 0. Totals: 9-61 10-26 28.

3-point field goals — Squalicum: 4 (Meza 3); Marysville-Pilchuck: 0 (n/a). Rebounds — Squalicum: 55 (Wolters 9); Marysville-Pilchuck: 54 (Wright, Inthathirath 7). Assists — Squalicum: 12 (Molnar, Kohr 3); Marysville-Pilchuck: 7 (Jenkins 2). Fouls — Squalicum: 22 (Hulbert, Linville); Marysville-Pilchuck: 24 (Lee). Turnovers — Squalicum: 20; Marysville-Pilchuck: 20.