Cascade Christian beats winless Chimacum

Girls basketball: Cougars use balanced attack to capture seventh straight victory

of the HeraldJanuary 8, 2014 

The Cascade Christian Cougars took care of business Friday night against the Chimacum Cowboys in a Class 1A Nisqually League matchup.

Senior Katie Rozumny scored 19 points and Olivia Tuttle added 13 points in the Cougars’ 65-14 victory against the winless Cowboys in Puyallup.

The Cougars (7-1) won their seventh straight since they lost their season opener against Emerald Ridge.

Despite the lopsided score, Cascade Christian head coach Bryan Peterson said his team remained focused.

“We’ve been talking about how these next two weeks coming up are pivotal to our league season,” Peterson said. “We’ve got a busy two weeks ahead and face four tough opponents. We’ve got to be ready for that. You have to focus on one game at a time, like we did tonight, but at the same time, you have to look forward to see what is next and what is ahead.”

Peterson said the Cougars rely on a balanced offensive attack.

“Right now, we have four girls who are averaging between nine and 13 points per game,” he said. “We have a number of kids who can score. I like that. I don’t think we are relying on anybody in particular every single night.”

The Cougars finished sixth last year at the state tournament in Yakima. Peterson said his team is hungry to return to the SunDome this March.

“Obviously, everybody on our team would like to get back there,” he said. “The returners from last year’s team had such a great experience, and they want to do what they can to repeat that this year.”

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