North Bend Eagle



Sharp shooting sinks Clippers

by Nathan Arneal
published 2/13/08

North Bend girls basketball coach Aaron Sterup wouldn’t put last Thursday’s game at Malcolm among the best his team has played this season but some record shooting helped the Tigers pull away for a 52-27 win.

“I’m not sure we played our best game on offense or defense,” Sterup said, “but luckily they didn’t shoot very well and made our defense look pretty good.”

The Clipplers shot just 25.6 percent against the NBC defense and made just 2-of-8 free throws.

On the other hand, North Bend shot 55.2 percent from the field, including a 7-for-7 shooting night from Megan Jensen. The hot shooting followed the Tigers to the foul line where they connected on 17-of-18 free throw attempts. The resulting 94.4 success rate is a NBC school record for free throw percentage in a game. Amber Sellentin, Meri Gross-Rhode, Stephanie Settles, Sam Renter, Jamie Spath and Jensen combined to make all of their free throws to help set the record.

North Bend held a 26-7 lead at halftime, a mark Sterup was happy with considering much of his team had been feeling under the weather recently.

“Hopefully,” Sterup said, “this will get us ready for (districts) next week when we need to be at full strength.”

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