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LRS basketball teams win league openers in comfortable fashion


Last updated 12/12/2019 at 10:57pm

Jeremy Burnham/The Ritzville Journal

Drew Kelly dribbles during the LRS boys basketball game against Upper Columbia Academy on Dec. 12. The Broncos defeated UCA 73-39 to improve to 1-0 in league play on the season.

Girls basketball

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team improved to 3-1 Tuesday with a 64-21 home victory against Upper Columbia Academy. Eliza Galbreath paced the Lady Broncos with 13 points while Julia Klein and Dakota Killian added 11 points apiece.

The Lady Broncos had a balanced attack that saw all eight of the core varsity players score.

LRS head coach Steve Wellsandt was pleased with how his team played defense against UCA. Wellsandt preaches defense and said the team has a goal of holding opponents to under 40 points a game. LRS held UCA to five points in the third quarter.

Boys basketball

The LRS boys team improved its overall record to 3-1 on the season, winning its league opener 73-39 over Upper Columbia Academy. The Broncos opened up a 21-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, outscoring UCA in all four quarters.

Senior Austin Thompson led all scorers in the game, pouring in 31 points. Junior Drew Kelly added 15 points for the Broncos, many of those on second-chance opportunities after grabbing a bundle of offensive rebounds.

The LRS basketball teams will be back in action on Dec. 17, as they host the Liberty Lancers in another league contest. The girls varsity game is set to tip off at 6 p.m., with the boys game to immediately follow.

More information on this week's games will be included in next week's issue of The Journal.


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