BY TATE RUSSELL
SUN SPORTS WRITER
The North Greene girls' basketball team put on a shooting clinic for the crowd gathered in the Huskies' Den Thursday night.
The Lady Huskies drained 11 three-pointers on their way to a 78-33 victory over Washburn, improving to 11-1 overall in the process.
"One of our strengths is our ability to shoot and we have several different players that we know can shoot," Lady Huskies head coach James Buchanan said. "Really we don't feel bad about taking so many outside shots because when you miss them, if your kids are playing hard, you think might get two or three chances."
Washburn opened the game in a tight 2-3 zone, packing the lane presumably in an effort to slow Lady Huskies' six-foot center Laiken Morrow. It didn't seem to faze the Lady Huskies as they jumped out to an 8-0 lead in just 1:38.
Morrow then showed she can score from the outside too, first connecting from deep in the left corner. Not long after, she received a pass from Mendy McNeese and buried a second three from the left side.
In the second quarter, the Lady Huskies connected from beyond the arc five times. Katelyn Weems sank two treys and finished the game with 17 points.
As the final seconds of the half ticked away, Corrine Guelli launched one last attempt and absorbed a hard foul on a made basket to earn a rare four-point opportunity. She took advantage of it sending the Lady Huskies into halftime up 47-14.
Dariane Bailey took over the scoring in the second half, tallying the first eight North Greene points coming out of the locker room. The Lady Huskies stretched the lead to 49 with six minutes left in the third quarter.
Bailey finished with 16 points, McNeese scored 12 and Guelli had eight.
Erika bunch was the only Lady Pirate in double figures scoring 11.