Girls' hoop team opens with sweep of 2A foes


December 7, 2022

Madoc Hiller

VICTORY WITHIN REACH - Maeve McCormick helped La Conner gain the upper hand in its season opener at home against Squalicum of Bellingham last week.

The La Conner High School girls' basketball team brought more than its "A" game to last week's home and road openers.

The Lady Braves, under first-year head coach Joe Harper, bolted out of the gate with their "2A" game, easily downing Northwest Conference non-league foes Squalicum 50-23 at home Nov. 28 and Anacortes 62-42 Dec. 1.

Ellie Marble and Josie Harper each scored in double figures to highlight the season debut at Landy James Gym. The hosts broke it open with a 32-11 run that buried Squalicum in the second half.

Marble, working mostly in the paint, tallied 14 points after intermissio...

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