MISSION — The Nixyaawii basketball teams broke in their new court with a pair of blowout victories over Sherman on Monday.

The girls had first honors and wasted no time in putting Sherman down big en route to a 62-6 victory for the first win on the recently completed hardwood. The boys followed with a 79-48 thumping of the Huskies on the strength of a big second half.

The Golden Eagles scored 54 points after intermission, with 30 coming in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Huskies.

Coach Shane Rivera said there were no major changes to the game plan after taking a 25-18 lead into the locker room.

“We just did a better job of recognizing their strengths and weaknesses as far as individuals go,” he said. “We played the same defense, we changed our offense a little bit but we were doing the same things.”

Rivera said the Golden Eagles did a great job of defensive rebounding, which allowed the transition game to flourish.

By driving open lanes and passing out to the perimeter, Nixyaawii was able to knock down 12 three-pointers, and was led in scoring by Angel Corona’s 27 points. Hunter McKay contributed 19 points, Fredy Campos finished with 15, and Hunter Melton added seven points to his game-high 12 assists.

Girls: NIXYAAWII 62, SHERMAN 6 — At Mission, Mary Stewart and Kaitlynn Melton each finished with double-doubles and the Golden Eagles (2-1) led 27-2 after one quarter of their non-league game.

Stewart added 10 assists and Melton led the team with 15 rebounds. Ellamae Looney led them with 14 points, and Desire Maddern added 10 more.

“We really came out and established out fast break,” said Nixyaawii coach Jeremy Maddern. “That was really something we needed to do, so I was happy that after a physical weekend of basketball our legs were there and we were able to do that.”

The Eagles are expecting a much tougher challenge from today’s opponent. Nixyaawii hosts Pilot Rock in girls and boys basketball with the first game starting at 6 p.m.



SHS (1-1) 13 5 12 11 — 48

NCS (3-0) 10 15 24 30 — 79

SHERMAN — Treve Martin 13, I. Coles 9, K. Coles 6, J. Justesen 5, A. Fields 1, L. Lawrence 1, M. Winslow.

NIXYAAWII — Angel Corona 27, Hunter McKay 19, Fredy Campos 15, H. Melton 7, I. Ashley 5, J. Quaempts 4, D. Barkley 2, L. Lewis, Bushman.

3-pointers — SHS 5, NCS 12. Free throws — SHS 7-19, NCS 9-16. Fouls — SHS 12, NCS 17. Technical fouls — Coach Blevins (SHS).


SHS (0-2) 2 0 2 2 — 6

NCS (2-1) 27 9 14 12 — 62

SHERMAN — E. Hill 4, E. Davis 2, K. Casper, L. Grenvik, B. McKinney, B. Orendorf, E. Poirier, J. Hill.

NIXYAAWII — Ellamae Looney 14, Kaitlynn Melton 11, Mary Stewart 11, Desire Maddern 10, S. Fitzpatrick 9, S. Fuentes 2, A. Farrow 2, T. Oatman 2, A. Tanasket 1.

3-pointers — SHS 0, NCS 1. Free throws — SHS 0-4, NCS 9-15. Fouls — SHS 9, NCS 9.

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